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  • Commitment form for third nine weeks is available today for those changing their commitments, due Dec. 9
  • Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day in CISD (Elementary: 12:30 p.m., Middle: 1 p.m., High: 1:40 p.m.)

Decade Wrap-Up: Literary look back at decade’s growth

Throughout the past decade, authors such as Wendy Mass, Cassandra Clare and John Green explored unique characters and storylines by showcasing everyday problems the youth faces. The Sidekick social media manager Anika Arutla discusses the impact they have had on the generation as 2020 arrives.
Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager December 17, 2019

As a recently turned 18-year-old, the past decade is what I consider to be the growing point of my life. Throughout these years, I have learned more about myself and about the world, mostly thanks to the...

Annual book festival features internationally-acclaimed Clare, attracts Texas readers

The panel Villains & Vagabonds at the North Texas Teen Book Festival on Saturday at the Irving Convention Center featured authors Holly Black, Michelle Hodkin, Claire Legrand, E. Lockhart and Sabaa Tahir. The featured writers discussed villains’ motivations and anti heroes.
Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer April 24, 2018

IRVING - With Cassandra Clare, author of the internationally-celebrated The Mortal Instruments series, attending the North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) this year, the attendee turnout was bound to...

Book lovers gather to meet authors, discuss literature at North Texas Teen Book Festival

At the 2017 North Texas Teen Book Festival at the Irving Convention Center, New York Times bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro shares her experiences during the School Days, School Daze panel. This year’s festival is tomorrow from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center.
Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer April 20, 2018

The North Texas Teen Book Festival returns to the Irving Convention Center tomorrow.   The festival, which runs from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes meeting authors, book signings, readings, panels...

Four books to help you fall into reading over break

Coppell High School senior Jess Hernandez makes book selections for the fall season. The fictional book The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin is included in this selection.
Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer November 16, 2017

As the weather grows cooler and days grow shorter, there is no better way to spend your free time than with your nose in a book while drinking hot chocolate and hiding under blankets. Prepare to kick back...

Former CHS student takes passion for writing to next level

Young author Aimee Hyndman, a Coppell High School 2013 graduate, outlines a fantasy novel which she has been working on for five years at George Coffee + Provisions on Oct. 30. Hyndman is also working on a sequel to an urban fantasy project for National Novel Writing Month, which is this month.
Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer November 8, 2017

Drafting, editing, querying, publishing - the road to seeing a novel you put blood, sweat and tears into finally hit the shelves of bookstores is a long one, but Coppell High School graduate Aimee Hyndman...

Banned Books Week 2017: Why books are ‘challenged’, how students can participate

The Coppell High School library encourages students to participate in Banned Books Week. Inside the library, there is a shelf dedicated to banned books promoting freedom of speech.
Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer September 29, 2017

Readers across the world are recognizing Banned Books Week, celebrating the freedom to read and express opinions. This celebration has taken place every year since 1982 during the last week of September....

North Texas Teen Book Festival brings stories to fans in unique ways

Wren Lee, Staff Designer March 7, 2017

IRVING - The North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) began with many excited attendees lined up to receive free merchandise. By the end of the day, they went home happy, books in tow. NTTBF is an annual,...

Book lovers to attend North Texas Teen Book Festival

North Texas Teen Book Festival will be on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center. There will be over 80 middle grade and young adult authors in attendance.
Wren Lee, Staff Designer March 3, 2017

Signed books burst from bags as attendees will walk around the Irving Convention Center, leaving one panel and heading towards another. The North Texas Teen Book Festival has arrived for its third year....

Hopkins best selling author comes to CHS to talk with students, share her story

Adult and young adult author Ellen Hopkins has written many fiction books, such as Tilt, Identical, Rumble, Traffick, Burned, Smoked, Impulse and Tricks. Hopkins will be visiting the Coppell High School Library on Feb. 1 to talk about her books.
Wren Lee, Designer January 27, 2017

Author Ellen Hopkins has taken the young adult (YA) genre by storm with her unique style and captivating topics. On Wednesday, Hopkins will visit Coppell High School and share her writing experiences...

North Texas Teen Book Festival brings the fangirl out of book lovers

North Texas Teen Book Festival brings the fangirl out of book lovers
Gracie Blackwell, Staff Writer April 28, 2016

IRVING - Hoards of teens from all over the Metroplex with various fandom shirts excitedly waited in line to at the Irving Convention Center for the second annual North Texas Teen Book Festival on Saturday....

Three 2016 Young Adult (YA) debuts capture your attention, love

Three 2016 Young Adult (YA) debuts capture your attention, love
Wren Lee, Staff Writer January 9, 2016

The year 2016 will be full of exciting releases in the young adult fiction world.   With many series ending or getting their sequel, you would think those books would take center stage as the...

The Magical World of Art and Story to showcase local children’s book authors and illustrators

The Magical World of Art and Story to showcase local children’s book authors and illustrators
November 2, 2015

Art by Kristine Tague. Used with permission from SCBWI North Texas.   By Sloane Samberson Managing Editor @SloaneSamberson   The world of art and story truly is magical. You can...

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