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Top 5 Books to Read During Coronavirus

The covers of each of the top 5 books to read during coronavirus stacked on top of each other. While none of them are about a pandemic, they all have topics that can relate to this time.

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor

May 29, 2020

For those lucky enough to not have to fight the coronavirus on the front lines, there seems to be a lot more free time than usual. Watching TV, Facetiming, doing puzzles, and going on walks are starting to get old. Now is the perfect time to pick up a good book and pass the hours.  While these rec...

‘Book’ your summer with these five great reads

In, The Country We Love: My Family Divided written by actress Diane Guerrero, is an inspiring and emotional read.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

June 4, 2019

Whether you’re planning to spend the summer at the beach, pool or on the couch, you’ll need a good book to accompany you. The stories listed below range from inspirational memoirs to romantic comedies to thrilling mysteries. Here are the five page-turners you have to get your hands on this summ...

The Observer’s Must Read Book Recommendations

Copies of these recommendations can be found at the CHS Media Center.

By Jenna Greenzaid and Sai Sreenivasan, Circulation Manager and Observations Editor

February 21, 2017

When it comes to finding a good book to dedicate yourself to, there is an overwhelming number to choose from. We’ve narrowed down the list with suggestions, from staff and students alike, of books that you’ll be sure to enjoy. “Legend” by Marie Lu Although dystopian novels have become commonplace,...

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Delights Viewers

 The new Netflix show “Series of Unfortunate Events” is based on the popular book series of the same name.

By Nora Holland, Contest Manager

February 21, 2017

If you are looking for a new way to relieve stress after a tedious day of school, look no further than “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the newest binge-worthy show on Netflix. Jan. 13, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” arrived on Netflix. Based off of the well-known young adult book series...

CHS Students Cherish “Blind Date with a Book” Program

The display set up in the Media Center for Blind Date with a Book.

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor

February 14, 2017

With Valentine's Day coming up, the Media Center is honoring this holiday and their love for reading with the “Blind Date with a Book” tradition for the third year in a row. The event was started in Feb. 2015 and has been a success among students. For this tradition, the Media Center specialists...

Expand your summer reading list with these books

Students gather together to enjoy their favorite books, new and old.

By Alissa Li and Katie Clem

May 27, 2015

As summer rapidly approaches, students not only buckle down for the final stretch of school but they also begin to make plans for the upcoming break. Whether you find yourself sightseeing in Europe or simply lounging around at home, a book is sure to be good company. The Observer has picked out a couple...

Must-read novel twists typical story of teen love

Simon must decide what to do when a kid from his school blackmails him after discovering Simon's secret relationship with his crush.

By Balbina Yang, Features Editor

April 28, 2015

Many young adult (YA) novels rarely remain in the reader’s head after he or she turns the last page. However, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, with its perfect blend of teenage angst, friendship and romance, does the complete opposite and even manages to remain in readers’ hearts...

CHS Students Read Black-Eyed Susan Books

Sophomore Tara Manzari holding up her favorite BES book and her certificate for having read at least three books.

By Kim Rooney, Senior Writer

April 24, 2015

Choosing a favorite book is always difficult, but the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) makes it easier by narrowing the choices to 10 books. CHS students who read at least three Black-Eyed Susan (BES) nominee books joined other Maryland students April 22 in voting for the best out...

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor

September 25, 2014

Classics like The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird might not seem as if they have much in common with popular young adult novels such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, but all of these books, and many more, have at some point been banned or challenged. Banned Books Week is being celebrated from...

Entrepeneur creates mini literature jewelry

Entrepeneur creates mini literature jewelry

By Jessica Lee, Staff Writer

October 2, 2012

Two books dangle from senior Chani Wereley’s ears. The image of a heavyset girl stares from the front cover, every strand of hair visible and each letter in the title legible—impressive, considering the Hairspray playbill earrings are the size of a quarter. Book Beads is an online business based in Fl...

Some comics redefine the term ‘graphic novel’

Some comics redefine the term 'graphic novel'

By By: Ariana Etessami, Staff Writer

February 23, 2012

Parents could easily put together a long list of complaints regarding their kids’ undesired habits and behaviors these days. There’s the classic texting-under-the-table epidemic, and then the bringing-home-boyfriend-with-nose-piercings-and-tattoos outbreak. A more recent addition to this list is...

Politics and Prose draws in young readers

By By Emily Birnbaum

May 19, 2011

Politics and Prose, the Washington D.C. bookstore that has been a haven of book-buying and author meet-and-greets for 25 years, was bought by former Washington Post editors Lissa Muscatine and Bradley Graham April 1. Despite popular belief that the bookstore would not be bought when it went up for...

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