Friday, September 5, 2014

Never Say a Mean Word Again by Jacqueline Jules

Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain
This beautifully illustrated children's book retells a medieval Jewish legend about how it is better to make a friend of your enemy than to do something destructive to him. In this story, Samuel is a rich Jewish boy and Hamza is a poor Muslim boy. As Samuel tries to make sure that Hamza never says anything bad about him again, his attempts backfire and result in friendship - a better solution anyway. I think this is a lovely book and it should be in all libraries and I think it shares a timely message. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.

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