This fellow Mainer has a heart of gold and a head full of beautiful stories. Meg Frazer Blakemore Give yourself breaks and walk around, even if it’s just around your house. Itâs a process but Carley slowly unthaws toward the family. Logline: Based on the eponymous novel by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. As I was finishing up the last of the proofreading and edits of my manuscript for Stenhouse (Close Writing: Developing Purposeful Writers in Grades 2-6) I solicited some ideas on Facebook from my author friends: “Calling on all my writer friends for any advice on final edits of a manuscript. Some were heartbreaking. Share this story. I realized immediately the effect of shaping my thinking and not merely reflecting my thinking as I worked with a partner to dialogue about a topic. If that helps at all! that feed my soul (and my Amazon cart!) Of course, the sessions I presented with others shaped my teaching in profound ways as I prepared, reflected, and practiced more mindfully what I planned to ‘preach’. Btw, since I’m at the final edit stage on my MG novel–I’m savoring all this advice you’re getting, Paula! Lydia Susanna "Linda" Hunt (born April 2, 1945) is an American actress of stage and screen. roundtables. I’ve also got to dive into all the books I had signed at the Nerdy Evening With the Authors! We learned here he gets his ideas, how he develops his characters, and how he physically creates his books. When she suddenly finds herself thrust into foster care, Carley is ready with her sarcasm, her sullen moods, and her refusal to allow the Murphy family to get close. Looking forward to implementing these strategies into classrooms and observing the thinking and learning that springs forth. Also-don’t be intimidated by perfect- be messy and raw. I can’t wait to venture into the wild with her to support a lifelong habit of reading for our students. One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Twelve-year-old Carley Connors is an expert at keeping people out. Where writing teachers walk the talk, capture small moments, and courageously share their words. Children’s book and YA authors from Maine and beyond came to greet children, families, teachers and fans. Created BY teachers, FOR teachers, WITH teachers this “Unconference” in Biddeford, Maine was tailor made for everyone! Attending the NCTE Conference in Boston this weekend provided the perfect spark to bring the smoldering writer in me to a blazing blogger. What part might we be playing in someone else’s drama? From the creators of SparkNotes. She inspired me take up the pen and just write! Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot Park, Linda Sue. Where do my beliefs and actions fall? Whenever I get an opportunity to hear authors describe their craft, their process, their thinking behind the story I am captivated. We took charge of our own learning! Thank you to Sarah Albee, Linda Urban, Lester Laminack, Kate Messner, and Selene Castrovilla. Appreciate all of the great advice here. We made connections with others that will go far beyond the one day event and it was FREE!!!! Same with the verb “to be.”. As a self-declared literacy nerd, these conferences are more like Carnival! Professionally speaking, I just picked up two books that I am dying to dive into: I have had the very good fortune to converse on a few occasions with Donalyn Miller and I must say her passion for books is totally contagious. Most of the time we just live our own story and those around us are the supporting characters or ‘extras’. Autographed books by Kevin Hawkes, Cynthia Lord, Lynn Plourde, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Gail Donovan and Lisa Jahn-Clough. I am mindful of the quote. I sit with the boys for a few minutes before they go play with Legos. One thing she said that stuck with me,“Ideas are everywhere. Family is family, no matter what it looks like. I’ve horrified myself with this exercise, finding I use certain words way too often. I appreciate that each of these panelists (several from Maine) are in the classroom everyday and using these practices. Charlotte Agell I love the Cynthia tip. They allow us to see our students in profound ways -and now that I know how much they reflect the heart of this author, they are even more special. Read it backwards in a mirror, turn around three times and then set it on fire. I once had a conversation with Lynda Mullaly Hunt about how and where she gets her ideas for her stories. Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree and Bank Street Best Book One for the Murphys. She feels an even keener sense of loss when her best friend, Brandy, chooses a self-centered summer visitor, over their longstanding friendship. A young girl in an intimidating new school finally faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her learning and in her social life when she crosses paths with an energetic-but-inexperienced substitute teacher. A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION ~~~~~ Synopsis. If you have never thought about being a presenter, I would strongly encourage you to try it. Ed Briant, Kate Egan, Cynthia Lord, Lynn Plourde, Megan Frazer Blakemore, Cathryn Falwell, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, J.E. What scenes can we script from the players we observe? ), (The status of the site that is reviewed for the Better Ads Standards. Wherever possible, replace them with stronger verbs that don’t need modifying, or give the character a physical gesture that conveys the meaning you’re after. The title of his book The Best Kept Teaching Secret pulled me right in! I didn’t know she lived in town). I sat in sessions with Kirby Larson (Hattie Big Sky), Barbara O’Connor (Greetings From Nowhere) and Karen Cushman (Katherine, Called Birdy) as they discussed creating story worlds and the incredible degree to which they research their topics to create accurate portrayals of their characters and setting. Report. Now I am also able to share my passion with others as I present at these conferences as well. She leaves the reader feeling hope. > Lynda Mullaly Hunt posted: âHello, Nerds, First of all, I am sorry that > I have been so quiet online. When she’s not on the road, she disciplines herself to write everyday. Along comes a new kid, Ronan, who is sharing some of the same struggles as Delsie, but handles his frustration in more destructive ways. By Lynda Mullaly Hunt Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. I love the idea that our notebooks are gifts to our future selves. While at NCTE I had several of those opportunities. You will definitely come away a stronger teacher and more reflective practitioner. Lynda Mullaly Hunt - One for the Murphys. It’s hard, and it’s risky, but it’s so valuable because the kids really trust you as a writer, when YOU write.” I thought about that exchange for quite awhile. Next weekend is the International Literacy Association (ILA) 2016 Conference. Lynda Mullaly Hunt actually threw out her first manuscript and started all over with a new setting-Cape Cod and the story poured right out of her heart and onto the page. He let us in on some of his personal life and how his experiences and relationships have shaped the author/illustrator he has become. Teaching is one of the few professions that intersects professional and private lives. Since it is the eve of Thanksgiving and there are so many other tasks demanding my attention, my blog this week will be a simple gratitude journal. Together they confront challenges we hope our children never have to weather, and make some discoveries about themselves and what family really means. If kids aren’t ‘getting it’ then it is on us to reteach, provide feedback, and model for them. Our session: Close Writing: Fostering Relationships Between Writers and their Writing will be Sunday morning, July 10 (10:30-11:30) in room 109 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Other sessions may be more like round table discussions in which participants discuss and share ideas on a topic (ex: How to engage reluctant readers).”. I will definitely be revisiting these ideas in future posts. I wonât spend like that again. I have been waiting so long to get my hands on this book and all I can say is that it’s worth the wait! Some sessions may be led by participants who want to share a strategy, tool or idea that has worked for them (ex: Using Evernote in the classroom). So I work to make what I’ve already said the best that it can be instead of thinking of all the things I didn’t say and trying to add those in. "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live! More about Lynda Mullaly Hunt. The presenters from CSU Writing Project shared some of their research and understanding. âYou two can hang out upstairs or watch TV since Jack is at the station tonight. ), (Chrome is not filtering ads on your site. The Charmers: A Novel by Elizabeth Adler; A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman; Anna's Crossing: An Amish Beginnings Novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher; The Imposter: A Novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher; The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah; Make Me Love You by Johanna Lindsey; â¦ . Thinking and writing about teaching, parenting and life. ), (The status of the site reviewed for the abusive experiences. I hope you’ll come along with me. I follow hashtags on Twitter, I look at posts of Facebook or Instagram, and I read the blogs of those who share out. Spending time with other educators and authors feeds my soul! Hunt is notable for her distinctive voice and her small stature. When I review copy edits, I take a blank piece of paper to cover up everything beneath the line I’m reading – helps me to slow down. But, I have returned with > bells on, as my mum used to say. Lynda Mullaly Hunt is a former teacher who has found a calling as a brilliant writer. Her first book The Book Whisperer has been a staple on this literacy coach’s desk for quite awhile. Though many were not new ideas they offered ideas for rubrics and reflection that teachers could use in assessing student responses that are more authentic than tests, quizzes, and response logs. Laura had faith in me. with their passion for kid lit. That gives my brain more time to chew on the bigger questions. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. They reminded us that we can’t just assign these approaches, but that we have to explicitly teach students how to use them, and scaffold them as needed. I’m one of those teachers who reads prolifically, but not so much with the writing! The CEO of Ford Motor Company on the best advice he's ever gotten. She is a writer, teacher, educational consultant, editor, and fantastic speaker. They allow us to see our students in profound ways -and now that I know how much they reflect the heart of this author, they are even more special. Until this summer she has never given the situation much thought, but as some friends rehearse for Annie at the summer playhouse, she realizes she, too, is an orphan. If you are attending ILA16, I invite you to join us. They are like the clothing of my words – punk, staid, all-purpose, snazzy…. But she can also make you laugh and cheer with her Hot Rod Hamster series of picture books and early readers or encourage young readers to volunteer with her new Shelter Pet Squad series. And Cynthia Lord is a true gift to kid lit lovers. I didn’t know she lived in town). I hoped to get a response or two. It All Began with a Bean. They are like the clothing of my words – punk, staid, all-purpose, snazzy…. That gives my brain more time to chew on the bigger questions. FREE Background Report. Sarah Albee Do a find/replace for words you suspect you use too much. Lynda followed that with Fish in a Tree ,where we met Ally Nickerson whose dyslexia made this bright and creative student feel stupid. âI wish She has an incredible gift for taking small moments and crafting the most meaningful stories and vivid characters. Andrea made this experience so rich and meaningful. Some authors discussed skyping with our classrooms and connecting via Twitter as ways to reach their young audiences. One For the Murphys introduced us to Carley Connors who entered the foster care system feeling hopeless and emerged feeling loved. He demonstrated the power of some of these written conversations during one of our sessions. Some were amusing. Browse more videos. For those readers who know very little about 9/11 this book will provide a context for the human story beyond the headlines and facts. I am ready to begin that journey. Family is family, no matter what it looks like. Share this story. Cornelius Minor gave me lots of food for thought: Oppression can be pervasive in seemingly innocuous practices that our privilege blinds us to. âSo,â Mrs. Murphy begins. Kind of like life! Sometimes I’m standing in line at the grocery store and I have to write them down. I didn’t know that she lived in town . Open our minds and eyes to how others may feel left out or less-than with the systems we consider ‘normal’. As the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu reminds us ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lynda Mullaly Hunt once again brings her characters to life through honesty, heartbreak, love, tears, laughter, and friendship. Jan 29, 2016 - Explore Lynne Kelly's board "Books Worth Reading", followed by 499 people on Pinterest. Fish Tree Tales. She feels an even keener sense of loss when her best friend, Brandy, chooses a self-centered summer visitor, over their longstanding friendship. Jennifer Jacobson does it all. • Lyndamullalyhunt.com receives approximately, • Estimated value of Lyndamullalyhunt.com is, • Lyndamullalyhunt.com resolves to the IP addresses, • Lyndamullalyhunt.com has servers located in. Readers will cheer for this pitch-perfect story, just right for fans of such books as The Great Gilly Hopkins and Fish in a Tree. She seeks to empower teachers and writers to overcome those challenges and she walks the talk! Her books One for the Murphys and Fish in a Tree are must-reads for every teacher. She introduced me to the characters of Carley and Toni like they were her own children. Close reading is a real buzz word these days, I would recommend this book for teachers trying to encourage deeper thinking within the “4 corners of the page” and beyond. Franki Sibberson By final edits, I’ve learned that I need to let go and know I can’t do everything I want to do in one piece of writing (even though it is a BIG piece of writing!). https://www.csuwritingproject.net/what-is-sustainable-teaching.html, https://convention.ncte.org/2019-convention/call-for-proposals/, Nerdy Evening with the Authors and Illustrators. It was truly infectious! Any tips on what works for you would be welcome as I venture into new waters here.” Some were rather mundane. This copy is sitting by my bedstand waiting for me to finish this blog, log off, and pick it up! …That I could bring a colleague. Lynda Mullaly Hunt Set a day aside and read the entire thing out loud. From the creators of SparkNotes. Jennifer Richard O’Grady I tackle the smaller edits, the easier things first. Cynthia Lord Change the font and print a copy. Readers will cheer for this pitch-perfect story, just right for fans of such books as The Great Gilly Hopkins and Fish in a Tree. Enter my caffeine infused world of laughter and sarcasm. Cynthia Lord has been my hero since she penned her first book (and one of my all-time favorites) Rules. Susan Dee, kicking off the event and facilitating the session development. She remembers what it's like to be in middle school and knows how to put it on the page. We meet Delsie living on the Cape with her Grammy, abandoned by her mother and never knowing her father. They didn’t have to respond, but their passion for writing is so evident when they rush in to support another writing. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. So that is my dream team. You hear things you don’t hear when he read silently. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays. I need to walk that mile. We’ll be sharing video clips of Close Writing approaches we have used in her classroom and she’ll share some of her insights on creating a culture of more purposeful writers. If we don’t find a sustainable balance between our professional and personal lives, we are destined for burnout and stress-and that doesn’t allow us to be the best teachers, parents, spouses, friends, or family-members we can be. When you hear her speak you will be enchanted by her soft spoken voice that conveys such fervor for writing. I guarantee that you are in for such a treat!! Long Way Down. . Change the font and print a copy. Her books have won more awards than I can list on this blog, but the Schneider Family Award from the ALA that she just won pretty much sums up her brilliance and compassion. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Carleyâs foster family, the Murphys, show her stability and love â something she never thought was actually real. The grocery store? So glad I finished this on Thanksgiving-a perfect way to celebrate the day! Her books for middle grade readers: Touch Blue, Half a Chance, and A Handful of Stars, will touch you deeply and leave footprints of those characters on your heart. Also search-and-destroy too many semicolons, or whatever your personal perils may be! This week, I am gearing up for it. Here are some of my Ah-ha’s and Oh-yeah’s in sketchnote form…. To say it was a surreal experience would be the understatement of my life. Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. In another conversation with Linda Rief, she shared, “The biggest tip I can give them (teachers) is to start to write and read for yourself. I have been a fan since Because of Winn Dixie and haven’t stopped loving her work. I wanted to save (and savor) their sage advice, not only for this project but for all writing moving forward. Different fonts make me THINK differently. Call for NCTE 2019 proposals are open now https://convention.ncte.org/2019-convention/call-for-proposals/. Download and Read online Fish Tree Tales ebooks in PDF, epub, Tuebl Mobi, Kindle Book. …That I got a chance to connect with those Nerdy Book Club peeps. I clear the table and have everything just about cleaned up when Mrs. Murphy appears. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I am incredibly lucky to work with so many gifted teachers. 7 years ago | 6 views. Time to change that. Esquire. you can delete “that” most of the time (i.e. I cannot possibly list all that I am thankful for, so I will focus on my time at NCTE in Minneapolis this past week. . Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the author of New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree, as well as One for the Murphys, which is on thirty-one state award lists. by Katie McKy. This is her third book and is sure to be loved by readers everywhere! See more ideas about Books, Book worth reading, Reading. Together they confront challenges we hope our children never have to weather, and make some discoveries about themselves and what family really means. Get all the key plot points of Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree on one page. I’ve always been fascinated by writers. Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the most compassionate author I know and can call friend. There were more take-aways that I’ll explore in future posts, but these were some sessions that will resonate with me for a long time. I've Been Working on the Railroad. I am so excited that our recent school book fair had Kate Messner’s latest Ranger in Time: Danger in Ancient Rome. …That I had a “dream team” for my panel presentation on Close Writing. . *HypeStat.com is not linking to, promoting or affiliated with lyndamullalyhunt.com in any way. So glad I finished this on Thanksgiving-a perfect way to celebrate the day! The amazing nErDcampNNE committee: (front) Cathy Potter, Susan Dee, Mary Lou Shuster, (back)Jennifer Felt, Kate Sullivan, Chris Pirkl, Gigi McAllister, Justin Stygles. I learned so much from her book No More, “I’m Done!” that helped shape my thinking about what it means to be an independent writer. Donalyn Miller Appreciate all of the great advice here. ... by Bonnie Worth. The Life of Man: Alan Mullaly. It’s ready to fly! I learn so much and fill my teaching toolkit so deeply. I would just add that it’s not easy, taking the plunge to “let go” and launch your baby out in the world. Fish In A Tree Lynda Lynda Mullaly Hunt reads Chapter 8 of FISH IN A TREE and answers questions about Chapters 1-8. You can see those presentations here: Anytime we plan to teach others, we enhance our own practice and deepen our own understandings. Get all the key plot points of Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree on one page. I tackle the smaller edits, the easier things first. . Good luck! Fast Break Montgomery, Sy. This 69-page guide for "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 50 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. little about 9/11 this book will provide a context for the human story beyond the headlines and facts. They each brought incredible insights to their close writing process and showed us that there is no “ONE RIGHT WAY” to be a writer. I could spend a week listening to and learning from these people, but we only have an hour. Colby Sharp, John Schumacher (Mr. Schu), and Donalyn Miller (the Book Whisperer) have so much energy and knowledge. About Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Lynda Mullaly Hunt writes with honesty, humor, and heart. Her mother, Martha, was a model, and her father, Carter Authentic Learning, Authentic Assessment, Authentic Faith, Practical ways to support struggling readers, In everything that my students and I do together, we strive to find ways to use reading and writing to make the world outside of our classroom a better place for all of us to be, Smarter Charts from Marjorie Martinelli & Kristine Mraz, ...one literacy teacher's professional journey. The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary Tarpley, Natasha. It will look different enough that your eye will read every word again–if it looks familiar your eyes sometimes read what you think it says, not exactly what it does. Surprise yourself! Her first two novels need to be in the library of every middle grade classroom. But since I’ve been doing the #SOL16, I’ve been tuning in more to the world around me. My agent taught me this trick . Along comes a new kid, Ronan, who is sharing some of the same struggles as Delsie, but handles his frustration in more destructive ways. Authors Julie Falatko, Megan Frazer Blakemore and Lynn Plourde facilitated a session on ‘Making Writing Visible’. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Caroline Eldridge is a 2nd grade teacher who is truly a Close Writing mentor for her students. An “unconference” means that participants decide which topics will be explored. If you won’t be at ILA16 I encourage you to check out the works of these authors and be inspired by the power of their words. I tried to take photos, and notes, and sketches as fast and furious as I could at times, and at other times I just ‘absorbed’ the experience and savored the moment. Summary of the ad experience rating of a site for a specific platform. ð Often, when I speak witâ > Like Like Andrea and I learned so much from you all. Lynda, a former 3rd grade teacher, was gracious and delightful to talk with. Meeting up with some other Maine educators, they introduced me to Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Gae Polisner The biggest help is to put it away for a month or three and read it fresh then, but very few of us have the luxury or patience to do so. Walmart?!! I am lucky that I have such great teachers to collaborate with. . Kites Sail High: A Book About â¦ Apr 29, 2019 - Win an autographed copy of Lynda Mullaly Hunt's new novel "Shouting at the Rain" and copies of her bestselling novels "Fish in a Tree" and "One for the Murphys" I need to walk around and get comfortable. From the creators of SparkNotes. Baskin is careful when she considers her audience and doesn’t overwhelm them with horrific details, but she shines a light on the tragedy and the implications for Americans as the world around us changed on that day.Read this book. Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts have put together a superb book that provides us lessons beyond literacy learning in the classroom that will give readers a greater appreciation for the literate the world around us. Do a find/replace for words you suspect you use too much. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.Itâs a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. The next day, I joined educators from around the state (and beyond) to create our own conference. Also, read aloud. Itâs a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Maria Padian Hunt down adverbs. Laugh with glee. It will look different enough that your eye will read every word again–if it looks familiar your eyes sometimes read what you think it says, not exactly what it does. Her books One for the Murphys and Fish in a Tree are must-reads for every teacher. …That I got to meet the authors who have touched my life so profoundly. Thankful that the final proofread manuscript was sent back to Stenhouse, thankful for those amazing people who work there that will turn my words into a book, and thankful for all those authors who were willing to mentor me on my journey. Interventions should be JOYFUL, not PAINFUL. I have been captivated by her novels Small As An Elephant and Paper Things that deal with tough subjects (abandonment and homelessness) with compassion and honesty. Her books Rules, Touch Blue, Half a Chance and A Handful of Stars bring the stories of ordinary children with very real problems to life for our students in ways that help them know they are not alone-that someone understands. Your dedication got you to this stage! Hillsboro Public Library added the following new books to its collection during the month of July: Adult Fiction. lyndamullalyhunt.com receives about 2,087 unique visitors and 2,087 (1.00 per visitor) page views per day which should earn about $8.51/day from advertising revenue.Estimated site value is $6,214.95.According to Alexa Traffic Rank lyndamullalyhunt.com is ranked number 1,046,256 in the world and 4.6E-5% of global Internet users visit it. ), This site is not currently listed as suspicious. My response…”Wait, One For the Murphys”? Lynda Mullaly Hunt is the most compassionate author I know and can call friend. What stories are waiting to be discovered? Lynn Plourde My agent taught me this trick . n much thought, but as some friends rehearse for Annie at the summer playhouse, she realizes she, too, is an orphan. Her Andy Shane series books are must-haves for early chapter book readers. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson. Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) Perez, Celia C. The First Rule of Punk Shovan, Laura. Katherine Applegate brought me to tears with the story of The One and Only Ivan and her latest incredible book Crenshaw. Melissa Stewart Highlight your verbs in a different color and make sure ewach one is as strong and precise as it can possibly be. Last week I attended NCTE18 in Houston and tried to tweet out quotes and highlights as well as my sketchnotes. They are my ILA16 Dream Team! (Rank based on keywords, cost and organic traffic), (Number of keywords in top 20 Google SERP), (Number of visitors coming from top 20 search results), ((How much need to spend if get same number of visitors from Google Adwords), (Keywords a website is buying in Google AdWords for ads that appear in paid search results), (Number of visitors brought to the website via paid search results), (Estimated budget spent for buying keywords in Google AdWords for ads that appear in paid search results - monthly estimation), (The Ad Standard region to which this site has been assigned. She is truly a close writer who taps into the stories around her and cultivates a garden from their seeds. Get Free Fish Tree Tales Textbook and unlimited access to our library by created an account. In order to get my latest book, Shouting at > the Rain, finished it was necessary to pull back. From time to time stop and savor the moment. Having a blast with Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Lynn Plourde and Cynthia Lord. (You can see all of my #NCTE18 sketchnotes HERE), So what did I take away from this conference (other than dozens of books for my TBR stacks?) Talk about an opportunity to network! I’ve coalesced a panel that ‘oozes’ passion for writing! Then I read the whole thing with that in mind. I can’t imagine a classroom in this country that doesn’t have an Ally, and Lynda has made it safer for those kiddos to ask for help and easier for teachers and peers to be more empathetic and supportive. But one of my favorite encounters didn’t happen in a convention hall, it happened in the lobby of our hotel. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” I have long been a fan of Harvey (Smokey) Daniels and was so excited to see him speak at NCTE. And so I am feeling thankful today. There is a big difference between DIVERSITY (“all the people are at my table“) and INCLUSIVITY (“I change the rules for all”). by Nadine Bernard Westcott. 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