Lynda Mullaly Hunt connects to students with personal stories, and explains how personal experiences can translate into vivid writing. As a former teacher, she knows how to engage students and how to ignite the desire to read...and write. I hope she can come back again next year!
All of us in Ho-Ho-Kus are still "beaming" with delight from meeting you and were thrilled to have a day with you at our school ...actually we were left with the feeling of wanting more! Many, and I am included in that group were truly touched for the better...forever!!!
"As you all know, we had an author visit; Lynda Mullaly Hunt a few days ago. She wasn’t just there to tell us about the book, she was there to give us mentally something to hold on forever. And she definitely did! I didn’t only learn that Keisha is based off of a real person, or that she got weird Albert facts off of Google, she gave me the gift of enjoyment, of positivity, and a comforting quote that would never leave your side...something to pick you up when you fall. When Mrs. Hunt told us that no matter what anyone says to you, always listen to your gut, I thought that this was powerful and compelling. Whether you’re not fit for that sport or you’ll never ace that test, ignore that opinion. When a negative thought pops into your head, for instance, that you shouldn’t tryout for that band and you’ll embarrass yourself, push it aside. Never, not ever, let any negative thoughts or words get to you!"