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Never Say a Mean Word Again

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST    |    BUY THE BOOK     🕮    At Book Expo 2014 I met with author Jacqueline Jules and illustrator Durga Yael Bernhard , creators of the picture book Never Say a Mean Word Again . The story takes place in medieval Spain in the Muslim city of Granada and was inspired by a legend about how the Jewish royal advisor Samuel Ha-Nagid "tore out" a man's angry tongue and gave him a kind one instead. It is a powerful story of conflict resolution, as relevant today as it was centuries ago, and very timely for the High Holidays. CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band   Facebook:  Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Photo: Jacqueline Jules & Durga Yael Bernhard Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to or call our voicemail number a