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.

Discussing “The Kite Runner”

In this recording, AP Lit student Bilal Yousuf interviews his father about the book “The Kite Runner”, exploring its themes, plot, and overall quality.

Novel Wisdom: Juliana Gutierrez and Jordan Smits talk about book Pride and Prejudice and their favorite momements.

In this recording Juliana Gutierrez and her cousin, Jordan Smits talk about the book Pride and Prejudice that Jordan reccomended to her, and their favorite characters, moments, and what they took away from the book.

Story Corps Q2

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Novel Wisdom: Arya Chawla and Raj Rathi discuss the Great Gatsby.

In this recording, student Arya Chawla and economist Raj Rathi discuss their thoughts and reactions after reading the Great Gatsby.

Catcher in the Rye

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

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

Anna and Baylee Talk Books!

In this recording, Anna Szlembarska and Baylee Owens discuss reading habits, literary merit, and book recommendations.

Novel Wisdom: Whitney Wilda and Jennifer Stavreva talk books.
September 6, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Jennifer Stavreva, a student, and Whitney Wilda an Illinois history teacher discuss the books that need to be read before a student graduates high school.

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.

David Thormodsgard talks with Mrs. Kathy Berkemeyer about books, learning and a love of life.

From old books that still apply today to poetry that brings you back in time, literature and other forms of art still convey the same basic emotions that humans have felt and will feel, which is why so much of...

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.