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...

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.

Novel Wisdom: Evan Ostrowski and Kim Harte discuss the Sympathizer and debrief the novel.

In this recording, Evan and his mother Kim discuss The Sympathizer and some follow up questions regarding major themes the novel offers.

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.

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.

“All the Light We Cannot See” and it’s Greater Meaning

Interview with my grandma about “All the Light We Cannot See” and her experiences WW2

Was it justice? Lynn Matar and Mrs. Morley discuss Murder on the Orient Express.

In this interview, Lynn Matar asks Mrs. Morley her thoughts about different aspects of Agatha Christie's book and debate whether justice was served in the end.

Novel Discussion: Leia and Evans Pappas analyze the development of “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
December 11, 2018 App Interview

Leia Pappas and her father, Evans Pappas, discuss the relationships and themes present in “The Shadow of the Wind” while also mentioning why Evans recommended the book to Leia initially.

The Great Gatsby: Annie Huetteman and Rachel Hylas analyze the classic literary merit
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Annie Huetteman ask Rachel Hylas for her thoughts on The Great Gatsby. She explains what she believes about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stylistic choices, the themes of the book, and the characters.

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...

Interview #1: Book Recommendation

In this recording, my friend Betsy and I discuss literature, including genre preferences, reading styles, and books she believes are essential to a high school education.

Catcher in the Rye

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

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.

Caroline Woodward Burrell Period 10 Story Corps Interview Why I Read PART TWO

Caroline Woodward and her dad John Woodward discuss why he reads, literary merit and what books have influenced him.

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.

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.

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...

Catcher in the Rye

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

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.

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.

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.