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Two friends talk about the lesssons learned, characters, and more in The Color Purple.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Seniors in high school, Mohammed and Zayd, discuss their thoughts on The Prophet. They recall relatable passages and explain why reading such a work is important, especially as developing Muslim teenagers.
In this recording, Patrick and Thomas discuss the thoughts of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and its significance in today’s society
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.
Brother and sister discuss key life moments and how they reflected the message of The Goldfinch
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.
Caroline Woodward interviews her twin brother on the novel The Great Gatsby
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.
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.
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.
In this recording, Hinsdale Central High School student Sarah Kim and Young Chicago Authors teaching artist José Olivarez discuss the recent publication of "Citizen Illegal", inspiring poets that motivate writing, and literature written by minority authors.
In this recording, students Stephanie Dolehide and Ryan discuss their thoughts on Catcher in The Rye
I interviewed Judy Zakieh, a 16 year old senior, about her reading habits, favorite books, and literary recommendations
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...
In this recording, Nora Wood and her mom talk about the themes, characters, and final thoughts of To Kill a Mockingbird.
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...
In this interview, my aunt and I talk about the book The Great Gatsby and all the characters and symbols that the book has to offer. We mainly focus on why she wanted me to read the book.
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.
In this recording, friends discuss the lessons Haddon conveys in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and how it is important to learn about people different from us. In this book specifically a young boy with autism...
Lynn Matar and her Ap lang teacher, Mr. Didominico, try to steer away from non fiction reading and discuss fictional books and talk about what makes them thought provoking