Meet Jacqueline Jules, author of many books including the Zapato Power series, Unite or Die, Sarah Laughs, Goodnight Sh'ma, and Never Say a Mean Word Again.
Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash
Freddie Ramos's adventures continue!
Thanks to his superpowered zapatos, Freddie is the neighborhood superhero. However his summer's off to an iffy start. Freddie's learning to swim at camp, but he hasn't even put his face in the water yet.
When a bully shows up at Starwood Park, Freddie's shoes go missing. Is the bully to blame? And how can Freddie investigate without his zapatos' super-speed?
This is the fourth in the Zapato Power series.
Never Say a Mean Word Again
No one ignores the grand vizier. The most important advisor in the royal court, he was considered the wisest man in the kingdom. He was also Samuel’s father. “Make sure Hamza never says a mean word to you again,” he had ordered Samuel.
What should Samuel do? He couldn’t disobey his father. But how would he make sure that Hamza never insulted him again? Perhaps train a monkey to hold Hamza’s lips closed, or give him some lemon juice to make his mouth pucker?
Inspired by a powerful legend of conflict resolution in Muslim Spain, Never Say a Mean Word Again is the compelling story of a boy who is given permission to punish an enemy. What will he do?
Jacqueline Jules is the award-winning author of over two dozen books, including Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off (2010 CYBILS Literary Award for Short Chapter Book, Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Honor Book, ALSC Great Early Elementary Reads), Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation (2010 Library of Virginia Cardozo Award), Benjamin and the Silver Goblet (2010 Sydney Taylor Honor Award), Duck for Turkey Day (Washington State Children’s Choice Book Awards list, TN Volunteer State Award), No English (2012 Forward National Literature Award), and Never Say a Mean Word Again. Also a poet, Jacqueline's work has been published in over 70 journals. Her chapbook, Field Trip to the Museum, will be released by Finishing Line Press in March 2014.
Jacqueline lives in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. She is married to a wonderful man who edits her stories and does all the technical work for her Web site. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, attending the theater, and visiting museums.