Coppell Student Media

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

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

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 be high.   The festival took place at the Irving Convention Center on Saturday included pan...

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

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

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 and buying books or book related products; it is a great opportunity for anyone who loves literature or...

Four books to help you fall into reading over break

Four books to help you fall into reading over break

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 and relax with these four books that are sure to keep you reading for hours on end over the upcom...

Former CHS student takes passion for writing to next level

Former CHS student takes passion for writing to next level

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 managed to complete it.   Hyndman, who graduated from CHS in 2013, went on to doubl...

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

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

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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. For 2017, it fell on the week of Sept. 24-30.   Students especially are encouraged ...

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

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

Wren Lee, Staff Designer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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, day-long gathering of readers and authors at the Irving Convention Center in the spring. Attendees v...

Book lovers to attend North Texas Teen Book Festival

Book lovers to attend North Texas Teen Book Festival

Wren Lee, Staff Designer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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. The admission-free festival is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center. Atte...

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

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

Wren Lee, Designer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 for Creative Writing teacher Matthew Bowden and English teacher Courtney Orloff’s creative writin...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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.   Although it was a ‘teen’ festival, there were as many adults there as excited ...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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 more anticipated releases of 2016. In fact, the spotlight is on 2016 debuts. Book bloggers of al...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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 create or conjure up anything. There are no limitations when it comes to creativity, especially in the real...

Teens receive opportunity to go Between the Lines at William T. Cozby Public Library

Teens receive opportunity to go Between the Lines at William T. Cozby Public Library

February 12, 2014


Filed under News

By Tuulia Koponen Staff Writer Started three years ago to bring teens in the Coppell community together, the Between the Lines reading program at the William T. Cozby Public Library has announced its spring read for the program to be “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. A major factor discussed...