Learning to Read

I interview my kid brother about what it was like to learn how to read, to be diagnosed with dyslexia, and what his relationship to books is like today.

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.

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...

Tina Rivera and Her Mother, Biljana Rivera Book Talk
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Tina talks about how her mothers background has shaped her reading life today. Also, Tina asks about a must read book that her mom recommends for her before she graduated high school.

Grace and her mother talk about her mother’s upbringing
November 26, 2017 App Interview

In this interview, Grace and her mother explore what it was like growing up in the mid-1990s China and how her difficulties and parental influences impacted her outlook on life and her relationships with those around her.

Interview with Maria

We talked about learning English as a second language.

“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...

Ralph talks about his identity and family of origins, not wanting to be in a box, and his desire for community.

Ralph grew up in Philadelphia. He describes his family’s values of kindness, growing up with a mother who was bi-polar, and his constant desire for community. He speaks on his identity, age, and speaking one’s mind. He moved to San...

Emily, My Sister, Reflects on Reading

My sister, Emily, sits down with me to discuss her own relationship with reading and how it’s been a vital part of her culinary career in several ways.

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.

Literacy First -Zharia

We talked about reading and how she learned read and what role it played in her life as a young child as well as what role it plays now, in her life as a teenager

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

Lara Hayes and Vida Murray discuss Reading.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, I discuss reading with my grandmother and how it has affected her. In addition, we will discuss book recommendations and such.

My Parents Reflect on Reading and Literacy

I have a conversation with my parents about their personal histories with reading and how Literacy has shaped their lives and careers.

MARIE SCOVILLE TALKS ABOUT LIFE IN POWDER RIVER, MONTANA

Marie Scoville discusses her journey from Carter County to Broadus, Montana to live on a ranch with her husband.

Interview with my Aunt Aisha

Talking with my Aunt about her interests and the people around her who inspired her to do those things.