“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...

Interview with Maria

We talked about learning English as a second language.

Ralph talks about his identity and family of origins, not wanting to be in a box, and his desire for community.

Ralph grew up in Philadelphia. He describes his family's values of kindness, growing up with a mother who was bi-polar, and his constant desire for community. He speaks on his identity, age, and speaking one's mind. He moved to San...

Lara Hayes and Vida Murray discuss Reading.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, I discuss reading with my grandmother and how it has affected her. In addition, we will discuss book recommendations and such.

Reading during COVID 19

A talk with my mother about reading during quarantine.

All About Books: Writing, Reading, and Publishing with Paul Bourgeois

Sarah interviews her grandfather, Paul, on his experience with books; reading, writing, and publishing, throughout his life.

All About Books: Writing, Reading, and Publishing with Paul Bourgeois

Sarah interviews her grandfather, Paul, on his experience with books; reading, writing, and publishing, throughout his life.

Literacy First Holiday

Interview sister about her work in education

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Elizabeth Ann Hamlin and Janet Wigodner

Elizabeth "Ann" Hamlin (80) talks with Janet Wigodner (54) about her experiences as a adult literacy tutor.

Steve Kovach shares the stories of his youthful romances, misbehavior, and the plans he had for the future.

The interview was conducted by Rebecca Kovach (16) who interviewed her father, Steve Kovach (53). It was recorded on November 23, 2018, one day before Steve’s 54th birthday. It took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in their Grandmothers house....

Lit Life: Phillip Borhani and Carter Smith discussing “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

In this interview, Phillip Borhani and fellow classmate Carter Smith discuss the topics of addressing stereotypes and social norms as well as the idea of morality versus justice in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

Elias and Sam Wright

Eli asks his great uncle for advice on becoming a scientist. They discuss their love of reading and the worlds a good book can open for you.

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.

My Parents Reflect on Reading and Literacy

I have a conversation with my parents about their personal histories with reading and how Literacy has shaped their lives and careers.

Thanksgiving Interview

We spoke about the importance of reading and the effects it has on children's lives- such as their behavior, lifestyle, social skills etc. We also spoke about my grandmother's experience as a teacher and what resources students had access to...

Shirley, 93, wants everyone to know they might live longer than they expect

Shirley shares stories about aging, about her passions of kids, dance, and reading. She grew up in California as the daughter of a cowboy and has lived in San Francisco for over 40 years. She is 93 and hates the...

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...