Discussing a Novel: Jayne and Tonya Lawson discuss the book My Sisters Keeper

In this recording, Jayne and Tonya talk about the authors purpose in writing a tragic book like this and why it was recommended to Jayne

Literary Experience: Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner, its applications in life, and the reasons to read it
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this episode of Literary Experience, high school seniors Jay Liu and Andrew Li discuss the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. They talk about personal experiences relating to the book and various interesting aspects of the novel.

Book Talk: Ian Drury & Allegra Dugan discuss literature, benefits of reading, and timeless novels.

Drury and Dugan discuss the challenges of finding one’s path in the world, blooming in the face of darkness, and influencial people and events. Also mentioning various books that have stuck with them and hopes for the future.

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...

Mina Dillard-Gits’ takes on literature and her suggestions of books for high school students.

My mother and I discussed various pieces of literature that she enjoyed throughout her life. She also made some recommendations for high school graduates on what books to read.

Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Brianna Comstock discuss 1984 by George Orwell

In this recording High School students Lauren and Brianna discuss the many important characters in the book and how the plot of the book differs from other totalitarian governments

Navdeep Natt and Jennifer Scherbauer talk about Dantes, Alexandre Dumas, Romanticism, and the French Revolution's influence on the book.

In this interview, Navdeep Natt and famuily friend Jennifer Scherbauer discuss the immense changes in Edmond Dantes, including his character and intelligence. They then discuss how Alexandre Dumas, his father, and Romantic ideals post French Revolution ultimately shaped the book...

Daniel Yang and his Friend, James Giltner, Talk about Books
September 14, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Daniel interviews James about his reading life and culture, how it has affected him thus far in his life, and his book recommendation.

Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Stephanie Keating talk books, life lessons and what books can teach you.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this recording Lauren Keating and her mother Stephanie Keating discuss the most influential books in Stephanie’s life and why she recommends certain books. Interview flips around minute 9.

Lit Life: Marcos Lopez II and Angelique Lopez talk about the similarities between literary and real Hispanic families.

In this recording, a son and his mother discuss the familial lessons conveyed in Marquéz’s 100 Years’ of Solitude. Examining the parallels and differences between the Buendía and our families to distinguish between Marquéz’s depiction of family for literary purposes...

The Impact of Literature: Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow discuss their reading habits and a few impactful works of fiction.

In this interview, Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow, both high school seniors in Illinois, talk about the role of reading in their lives. Additionally, Alec asks Bill to recommend a few impactful pieces of fiction that he must read to...

Discussing a Novel – The Prophet

Seniors in high school, Mohammed and Zayd, discuss their thoughts on The Prophet. They recall relatable passages and explain why reading such a work is important, especially as developing Muslim teenagers.

Literary Merit Book Recommendation Interview
September 18, 2018 App Interview

In this interview I talk with my mother about her past and present reading experiences. She recommends the book “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom and talks about how it has affected her in life.

Native Speakers: Sarah Kim and Jae Kim talk about their interpretation of “Native Speaker” by Chang-rae Lee.
December 12, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, Sarah Kim and her father Jae Kim discuss pivotal moments in the novel “Native Speaker”, the trauma of losing a loved one, and what it means to be B+ students of life.

Literary Fiction with Patty Pappas
September 13, 2018 App Interview

My mom, a Speech and Comminications Major, talked with me about how books have impacted her childhood all the way through her current life. I close with asking her for a few literary fiction recommendations.

To Kill A Mockingbird Discussion: Bianca Pope & Nicolette Pope discuss the novel and their takeaways from it.

In this recordimg, Nicolette and her mother, Bianca, debrief through the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” and discuss the biggest takeways, themes, characters, and more.

New Reading Perspectives: Insight about the learning that local mother Aqsa Godil has received from her childhood and adult readings.

In this recording, Hinsdale Central Student, Ameera Ilyas, and her mother, Aqsa Godil, talk about her mother's interaction in Pakistan, a third world country, with reading and how it has shaped her understanding of the world. In this interview, we...