Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman talk about “A Tale of Two Cities” and why they read books of literary merit

In this recording, Hinsdale Central students Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman discuss their thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cities” and how they interpreted the characters and themes.

“Use your grey cells, figure it out!” Novel Wisdom: Leah Vaikutis and Judy Sidrys analyze a crime novel that was recommended to Leah.

In this interview, Leah Vaikutis interviews her aunt, Judy Sidrys, about “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”. They debrief the characters, underlying themes, and connections to modern day society as they reminisce through this brilliant crime novel. The very interesting Hercule...

Grace Duck and her dad talk about his childhood.

Grace Duck (15) and Brandon Duck (45) talk about growing up in Batavia, Illinois. Brandon shares some life lessons and talks about going to church as a young boy.

The Importance of Reading: Caroline and Amy Lyman discuss Amy’s reading life and most influential novels
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, student Caroline Lyman interviews her mother, an occupational therapist, Amy Lyman, and they discuss the Amy’s early love for reading, most influential novels, and the lessons learned from them. Interesting take on the importance of reading today...

HCHS student, Grace Kennedy, talks with her former science teacher, Melissa Zinnecker, about her reading life and book recommendations.

During this interview, Melissa Zinnecker explains how her reading life has changed from her childhood until now. Through her family influences, schooling, and career, Melissa has found reading as a very valuable thing in her life to maintain. Reading has...

Jose and brother, Javier, talk about Javier growing up in the United States from Mexican immigrant parents.

In this interview, conducted on November 2017 in Cicero, Illinois, Jose interviews older brother, Javier, about his upbringing in the US from Mexican immigrant parents. Javier shares stories about his childhood and teenage years in the city of Chicago. He...

Questions for Grandma

Grandma tells me about her early life growing up, her family, and some important insights she’s picked up throughout her life.