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Artfully designed in black and white using abstracted portions of enlarged letterforms, Please Don't Say An X Word offers a jumping off point for that all-important discussion about verbal abuse and bullying with upper elementary and middle school students. But first, what is an x word? In math, "x" stands for a missing quantity, as in the equation 2(x) = 4, where x equals 2. And so it is in this book, where "x words" stand for all the "bad, angry, hurtful words" we use to denigrate others in the heat of an argument. Using just the right amount of humor and thoughtfulness, W. Nikola-Lisa,…mehr

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Artfully designed in black and white using abstracted portions of enlarged letterforms, Please Don't Say An X Word offers a jumping off point for that all-important discussion about verbal abuse and bullying with upper elementary and middle school students. But first, what is an x word? In math, "x" stands for a missing quantity, as in the equation 2(x) = 4, where x equals 2. And so it is in this book, where "x words" stand for all the "bad, angry, hurtful words" we use to denigrate others in the heat of an argument. Using just the right amount of humor and thoughtfulness, W. Nikola-Lisa, author of the award-winning Bein' With You This Way, urges us to reflect on how we talk to each other, at the same time encouraging us to explore the incredible beauty and richness of language.
Autorenporträt
W. Nikola-Lisa's interest in writing began as an elementary school teacher. He is the author of twenty-six books for readers young and old. Along with writing for a large spectrum of readers, Mr. Nikola-Lisa writes in a variety of genres including concept books (One Hole in the Road, Shake Dem Halloween Bones), fantasy (Can You Top That?, Tangletalk), creative nonfiction (The Year With Grandma Moses, How We Are Smart), middle grade fiction (Shark Man), historical fiction (Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, the Red Sox, and the Great War), nonfiction (The Men Who Made the Yankees), and memoir (Dragonfly). An accomplished storyteller and musician, Mr. Nikola-Lisa enjoys sharing his writing experiences whenever possible. For more information, please visit his website at: www.nikolabooks.com.