organizations: Hinsdale Central High School

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October 18, 2017
Novel Wisdom: Natalie Bourand and Jean Bourand talk books, literary merit, and why we read.

Natalie and Jean Bourand discuss Atlas Shrugged, the value of reading, and how culture has an impact on our reading choices.

September 30, 2017
An immigrant and fathers take on fiction and nonfiction

I asked my dad, an immigrant to the US from Canada, how literature has effected his life, specifically between fiction and nonfiction

September 15, 2017
Novel Wisdom: Amanda and Christi Cashman talk about childhood, books, and the importance of reading

My mom and I discussed her childhood growing up in a small town in Nebraska and the importance reading, especially nonfiction, had on shaping her outlook on the world.

September 15, 2017
Interview: Shea Draddy interviewing Jim Draddy on book preference and impact of books on us.

Shea and Jim discuss Jim's life and how books have impacted him. They talk about how he has changed to incorporate more books into his life, and how he impacts others around him by reading and recommending books to others...

September 15, 2017
Novel Wisdom: Sara Villanueva and Rachel Dannhausen-Brun talk books, happy places, and inspiration.

In this recording, high school students Sara Villanueva and Rachel D-B discuss how reading impacts life and views of the world, where is the best place to read, and what the most memorable phrase Sara has read is.

September 15, 2017
Novel Wisdom: Sol Barrios and her mom, Zully Delfiacco discuss books and their effect on a person's life.

Sol Barrios discusses various books with her mother, Zully Delfiacco, and questions their impact on her mother's life. Zully also recommends books and explains her reasoning behind why she chose to recommend them.

September 15, 2017
Novel Wisdom: Sydney Albert and Jeff Albert talk about fiction literature

In this recording, student Sydney Albert and her father talk about the most important fiction novels and why they would recommend them.

September 15, 2017
AP Literature book wise interview with David Thormodsgard and Mrs. Kathy Berkemeyer Part 2

The last four recorded minutes of my interview with Mrs. Berkemeyer. Unfortunately the interview was cut short before she could mention the one book she thought I should read before the end of high school: a Tale of Two Cities...

September 15, 2017
AP Literature book wise interview with Mrs. Kathy Berkemeyer Part 1

I interviewed my neighbor Mrs. Kathy Berkemeyer, an English teacher of 20 years, about how important it is to be able to understand and communicate with the English language, as well as some books that have been important in her...

September 15, 2017
Novel Wisdom: Sanchu Raghuvir and her grandmother, Lakshmi Srinivas talk books

In this recording, Lakshmi Srinivas recommends books that she cherished while growing up and how they influenced her through her childhood and later life.