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.

The World is Not Black and White: It’s Very Grey
December 9, 2017 App Interview

In this interview, Haley Wint and Joonsoo Kim discuss charaters, plot, and meaning behind Agatha Christie’s novel, And Then There Were None, to reveal why it stands the test of time to this day.

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,...

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 show Conor Dunne part 2(due to tech difficulties)

This is part two for the episode one of the Conor Dunne show. This came due to technical difficulties. Thank you for understanding. We hope you enjoy

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.

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

Novel Wisdom: Nasar Qureshi and Yaser Aslam talk books, literary merit, and why we read.

Nasar Qureshi and Yaser Aslam discuss “The Kite Runner” and its takeaway messages, including specific discussions regarding symbols, events, characters, and central ideas of the story.

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.

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.

Novel Wisdom: Nora Wood and Libby Wood discuss To Kill a Mockingbird
December 10, 2017 App Interview

In this recording, Nora Wood and her mom talk about the themes, characters, and final thoughts of To Kill a Mockingbird.

George Gao and DanielY
December 10, 2018 App Interview

George and Daniel discuss the themes and motifs of 1984 and other ideas.

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.

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.

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.

Reflecting on “All the Light We Cannot See”

After reading “All the Light We Cannot See”, which my 8th grade English teacher recommended me, I discuss the book with her and what each of us got out of the book

“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...

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.