Camille and Lisa Lubic have a literary conversation about the novel, Pride and Prejudice.

In this interview, Camille and Lisa Lubic discuss the pivotal parts and messages of Pride and Prejudice. Pivotal discussion at moment 10.

Catcher in the Rye

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

Book Reccomendation #1
September 14, 2018 App Interview

I interviewed my father, Alex Javois. We talked about some of the significant book titles and authors that have impacted my father’s life. Specifically, “The Old Man in the Sea,” written by Earnest Hemingway has had an extreme impact on...

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...

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...

Mina Dillard-Gits’ takes on literature and her suggestions of books for high school students.

My mother and I discussed various pieces of literature that she enjoyed throughout her life. She also made some recommendations for high school graduates on what books to read.

Novel Wisdom: Bella Salerno and Natalie Bourand talk books, literary merit, and why we read.

In this recording, students Bella Salerno and Natalie Bourand delve into the plot of the Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and discuss the connection it has to present day society.

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.

This is an interview between Tina Rivera and her aunt, Vesna Gajic, talking about the book The Great Gatsby.

In this recording, Tina and her aunt have a conversation about the book The Great Gatsby talking about why Vesna recommended it for Tina. They also talk about the characters and the symbols in 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...

The Great Gatsby: Annie Schulz and Kelly Summerwill discuss the Great Gatsby.

In this recording Kelly Summerwill and Annie Schulz discuss important moments that can further develop the understanding of The Great Gatsby.

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.

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.