This Podcast is about Black Boy by Richard Wright. We are talking today with Sahar Williams, Dilon Williams, Mya Fleming and Kobe Supaswud. This Podcast addresses the overall theme of the book and the effects of what Richard Wright has gone through in his childhood. It also touches on the ending, so there are small spoilers! We also looked at racist stereotypes that have been said and this book that relates to today.
The Walls Family: Family on Fire Podcast
By: Lilla Stall, Alston Abboi, Piper McConnell, and Quinayah Gross-Gregory
We reviewed The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
In our podcast we talked about many key details. We spend most of the time discussing the characters development and how they impact each other. We also talk about how imagery is used when describing traumatic events.The reasoning and metaphors behind the title are also discussed. Finally we discuss some of the themes and motifs in the book. This podcast dives into some of the deeper meanings and reasoning of the book.
Listen to the Podcast Here
The Books For Lunch podcast consists of the following members, Kevin Chen, Lianna Sophia Resuello, Cameron Booker and Dayan Parker. Our podcast discusses The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie and American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. The Goal of our podcast was to give a explore the complexities of these books and connect the common themes. Through our podcast, we want to give a foundation for a discussion about the nature of fitting in and self-identity and more generally about the books themselves. Link to video https://youtu.be/3G0Fai-ikew
Today’s podcast focuses on the memoir titled Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Wild is about one woman's journey of self discovery as she hikes the Pacific Crest Trail after her mother had past away and her marriage fell apart. This podcast explores the themes, and the literary devices, along with opinions and analysis of the plot, and it’s meaning. In addition, we also talk about the importance of the title and how people and environment have added to her character development. We wanted to further develop our, as well as our listeners understanding of the memoir as well as strike a conversation about an already thought provoking piece of literature. We try to keep a serious tone out of respect as well as a light heartedness in order to balance the overall atmosphere of the podcast. As a precaution, of course, SPOILER WARNING!
The Hirondelle Podcast
By: Max Blakelock, Solomon Stone, Iris Peron-Ames, and Lorna Elliott
Book: The Color Of Water
Author: James McBride
Through this podcast, we explored the book, The Color of Water, by James McBride. The memoir details both the lives of James McBride and his mother, and focuses on the ways his mother’s story and identity influenced his own. This podcast was designed to create an in-depth conversation analysing the structural and stylistic choices made by McBride, as well as how those decisions brought the novel to life. We chose to look at certain elements, such as the title, character development, structure, parallels, and themes, and connect it back to the impact of the story and our own lives. Join us throughout our exploration, and discover just how James McBride’s powerful storytelling brings The Color of Water to life.
In order to demonstrate our understanding of the play Macbeth, we chose to create a mockumentary-type film, following the efforts of the yearbook committee as they interviewed the students of their school. These students were all characters from Macbeth, and the project thus allowed us to take a deeper look at the characters themselves. By including the interviews, we were not only able to reflect the soliloquies and such from the play, but it also allowed us to predict what the characters would have been like in a modern school environment. This demonstrated our understanding of the text and the characters as we had to mold the speech, the actions, and even the body language of those in the film based off of the play. We also created a few yearbook pages to reflect the video and the characters. The yearbook depicts the graduating class of 1022, which is both a reference to the year that we will graduate, 2022, but would also have been the year that the characters would have been seventeen or eighteen years old. In addition, on each of the pages, we chose to add a small symbol that would represent each character. For instance, for Banquo’s page, a ghost was added. This is both echoing the supernatural theme throughout the play, but is also due to Banquo’s presence as a ghost that haunts Macbeth. We also picked quotes from the text for the majority of the characters, to show the reasoning behind the selected character traits.
The purpose of this project was to take a closer look at the characters in Macbeth, and to use the text to apply their characters to a more relatable setting. The film follows the work of the Scotland High yearbook committee. In order to gather the information needed to create the yearbook, they conduct a series of interviews on all the students of the school. The yearbook is a compilation of the information gathered in the interviews. It not only records the information gathered, but also provides a deeper look into what their personality is meant to be like, and shows some of the evidence supporting these conclusions is from in the quotes.
Here is our video: Scotland High
Here is a link to Iris's page (My project partner)