Winners! BookviewPLUS: Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain

Author: Jacqueline Jules

Illustrator: Durga Yael  Bernhard

First Published: 2014

Genre: Realistic Fiction


  • Spain - Country
  • Fathers and sons - Family World
  • Interpersonal relations - Human Relationships
  • Justice - Human Relationships

Bookbrief: When Samuel's father, the grand vizier, hears Hamza call Samuel names and tells his son to make sure Hamza never speaks an unkind word to him again, Samuel knows he must obey but has a hard time finding the right means to do so. Includes information about Jewish poet Samuel Ha-Nagid and the legend which inspired the story.

Recommended Grade Group: PreK-Grade 2

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