PickyKidPix skipped her club soccer practice so we could see Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s author visit for Understanding Our Differences. Her sister, Grasshopper and Sensei, had the pleasure of hearing Lynda Mullaly Hunt speak to her middle school two years ago. She hadn’t even read her book but she raved about how Lynda was a inspiring and down to earth speaker who overcame a tough childhood.
Fish is a Tree is a story of dyslexia through the eyes of a girl named Ally and how a middle school teacher changed her life.
PickyKidPix, however, read both One for the Murphys and Fish in a Tree so I thought she would enjoy meeting the author. She hates being left out so it was her chance to meet the author her sister had. Both chapter books are realistic fiction for ages 9 and up.
One for the Murphys is a powerful story about a foster child in the loving care of a family for the first time and how that experience changes her life.
I like to give my readers a sense of being there as well, so I taped Lynda’s presentation and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Do you have questions for Lynda? Let me know and we can email her!
Edgar Burwick III of WGBH’s Curiosity Desk modertes and in this video, he sets up the story of Fish in a Tree.
Lynda Mullaly Hunt give us context for the chapter she is about to read and it turns out that this piece of the story is drawn from her own life.
Lynda reads aloud from Fish in a Tree.
Did a teacher change Lynda’ life and inspire this story? Find out here:
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