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.

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...

Grace and her mother talk about her mother’s upbringing
November 26, 2017 App Interview

In this interview, Grace and her mother explore what it was like growing up in the mid-1990s China and how her difficulties and parental influences impacted her outlook on life and her relationships with those around her.

Wise Words: Jay Liu and Justin Li discuss books and their role in our lives.
September 9, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, high school students Jay Liu and Justin Li talk about how books affected them growing up and the important role that books and reading have in our world.

Learning to Read

I interview my kid brother about what it was like to learn how to read, to be diagnosed with dyslexia, and what his relationship to books is like today.

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...

Interview with Maria

We talked about learning English as a second language.

“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...

Cat’s Cradle Disscussion

In this discussion, Luka Karginov and his Father, Andrei Karginov discuss aspects of the book Cat’s Cradle, including key characters, the writing style and important scenes in the novel.

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.

Holiday Interview Module

This interview was a discussion with my mom about reading and young learners. She is a middle school counselor as well so she has an education perspective.

Interviewing My Grandmother, Marilyn Olsen

My grandmother talked about the various experiences she has had throughout her life, and explains how they have shaped who she is. She discussed many important topics such as education, family and honesty, and I have learned a lot about...

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.

Interview with my Aunt Aisha

Talking with my Aunt about her interests and the people around her who inspired her to do those things.

MARIE SCOVILLE TALKS ABOUT LIFE IN POWDER RIVER, MONTANA

Marie Scoville discusses her journey from Carter County to Broadus, Montana to live on a ranch with her husband.

Natalie and Robert Holt talk about the importance of Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged
December 10, 2019 App Interview

In this interview Natalie and Robert Holt discuss the importance of the lessons learned in Atlas Shrugged and how they are applicable today.