Story Corps Q2

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

Silence: “A twist on a typical martyr story” Part 2

High school student Elisabeth Bieber interviews a fellow parishioner and mentor on the spirituality and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in Silence by Shusaku Endo. Part 2 of my interview! Part 1 got cut short because of technical difficulties,...

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.

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: 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

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.

HCHS Book wise

Kelly Summerwill (my mom) explains her reading experience and recommendations for Annie Schulz (me) before graduating Highschool.

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.

1984: Manny and Natalie talk about torture, guns, and widespread video surveillance

This is an interview between beloved AP Literature & Compostion student Natalie Niesen and the IT Director at her summer internship company of three years. They discuss Manny’s book recommendation (1984 by George Orwell) and the deeply intellectual and philosophical...

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.

Lit Life: Alyssa Lee and John Naisbitt discuss the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

A student and her former history teacher discuss the argument Life of Pi presents on religion and the power of the human spirit.

Before Graduation: Kayla Byrne and her mother Armita Bijari discuss the importance of reading the book Jane Eyre.

In this recording, student Kayla Byrne and her mother and neurologist Dr. Armita Bijari do a follow up interview after reading the book Jane Eyre to discuss why it was such a valuable 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.

Grace Kennedy and her mom, Sue Kennedy, discuss the Great Gatsby, literary merit, and the impact of reading in our daily lives.

In this recording, mother and daughter Grace and Sue Kennedy discuss the Great Gatsby and why Sue recommended the book to Grace. The two also discuss how a book attains literary merit, and what impact reading has on our daily...

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.

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.

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.

John and Michael Gachich Discuss the Meaning of “1984” in Mid-20th Century Society and Today

John Gachich and his son, Michael Gachich, probe into the reasons behind Orwell’s writing of the famous novel, “1984,” and the intricacies of certain book events in comparison to the world we live in. Various symbols are discussed, and theories...