Book Wise: Juliana Gutierrez and Carol Gutierrez talk about their reading history and book reccomendations.

In this interview, Hinsdale Central student Juliana Gutierrez talks to her mother, Carol Gutierrez, about her reading experiences in the past, her favorite books she has read, and book reccomendations.

Novel Wisdom: Sri Chawla and Arya Chawla talk about books, literary merit, and why we read.
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, high school student Arya Chawla talks with her mother Sri about the most pivotal novel she has read, and what she would recommend high school students to read.

AP Lit- Book wise Pre-Interview. Mrs. Williams

Mrs. Williams and I talked about her history with reading and what kinds of books she likes and dislikes. She recommended 2-3 books for me to read.

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.

Catcher in the Rye

Grace McCabe and her dad discuss The Catcher in the Rye.

Book Wise: Reeya Patolawala and Monish Patolawala talk about some literary classics.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

Father and Daughter duo talk about his favorite fiction works, the effect they have had, and the joy of reading a physical book.

Story Corps Q2

Sisters Megan and Lindsey Thiesfeld discuss the books Special Topics in Calamity Physics and A Separate Peace

Wise Words: Jay Liu and Justin Li discuss books and their role in our lives.
September 9, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, high school students Jay Liu and Justin Li talk about how books affected them growing up and the important role that books and reading have in our world.

Kiernan Lynch interviews her grandmother on her love of books and why she likes to read.

In this interview, student Kiernan Lynch asks her grandmother about new literary discoveries as she traveled the world and how books have shaped her perception of the world and herself.

Novel Wisdom: Anastasia Sakkos and Marija Bounavolonto discuss “the Color Purple” and why it has been recommended.

In this recording, Illinois student Anastasia Sakkos and boss Marija Buonavolanto discuss the book recommendation of “the Color Purple” as it relates to gender and racial roles.

Literary Novels: Allegra Dugan interviews Micaela Dugan on coming of age, reading, and growth.

In this interview, high school senior, Allegra Dugan, talks to her older sister, Micaela Dugan, about finding a love for reading and how Micaela's attitude toward classic literature has grown. They discuss life lessons learned from novels and teachers and...

Interview #2: Discussing a Novel

In this interview, my brother Jonah and I discuss the novel 1984 by George Orwell. We talk about why he recommended this book to me as well as questions I had while reading the book.

Book Wise: Ella and Joe Pope talk about their reading lives, impactful books, and book recommendations
September 12, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, father and daughter, Ella and Joe Pope, talk about their reading lives, the books that have influenced them the most, and what books should be read before the end of high school.

The Namesake: Alec Hill and history teacher Mrs. Patel discuss a novel’s significance and its connection to readers.

In this interview, high school student Alec Hill and history teacher Mrs. Patel examine The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. This book was recommended to Hill by Mrs. Patel for his senior year reading list. Topics of discussion include immigration, family...

Novel Wisdom: Rachel DB and Sara Villanueva discuss historical fiction and the novel Between Shades of Gray.

In this recording, students Rachel D-B and Sara Villanueva discussed why to read and love historical fiction novels, the importance of perseverance, and remembering the stories of people whose stories often get forgotten.

Bilal Yousuf and Sami Imam discuss the influence and effects of reading.

In this interview, we discussed Sami’s reading history and how it’s affected his choice of literature today. We also discuss the effects reading has had on Sami’s thoughts, and some other insights stemming from literature.

Pride & Prejudice Book Talk: Alyssa Nasca and Monica Avalos talk all about the themes, characters, and plot of the story

In this interview, Alyssa and Monica discuss the most pivotal moments in the novel, why the book was recommended, and the differences between the novel and movie.

Novel Wisdom: Mae Javois and Anne Malcolm discuss The Kite Runner.

Mrs. Malcolm and I talked about the major message and theme of The Kite Runner, and the structural techniques Hosseini used to portray this message. We discussed in detail the relationships between the characters, and how they shaped the storyline...

Book Reccomendation #1
September 14, 2018 App Interview

I interviewed my father, Alex Javois. We talked about some of the significant book titles and authors that have impacted my father’s life. Specifically, “The Old Man in the Sea,” written by Earnest Hemingway has had an extreme impact on...

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...