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W. Nikola Lisa

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W. Nikola-Lisa's interest in writing books for young readers began as an elementary school teacher. He is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Bein' With You This Way (Lee & Low), Shake Dem Halloween Bones (Houghton Mifflin) and the How We Are Smart (Lee & Low), recipient of the prestigious Christopher Award. As an accomplished storyteller and musician, Mr. Nikola-Lisa enjoys sharing his writing experiences with elementary and middle school students nationwide.


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W. Nikola Lisa That's never been an issue for me. I'm an idea person. I always have an idea to work on. That's also my Achilles' heel: I have a hard time revising…moreThat's never been an issue for me. I'm an idea person. I always have an idea to work on. That's also my Achilles' heel: I have a hard time revising because I'm always ready to move on. (less)
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“Did Sonny finish your board?” Mom asked, as I opened the front door.

“Oh, yeah, nothing special,” I replied, hurrying to my room.

I slipped the board into my closet, hoping nobody would see it. As I re-entered the front room, Tim was at the door.

“Get your skateboard, Billy-Boy,” Tim said, as I opened the door, “and the sheet from your bed.”

“What?” I replied, confused by his request.

“Come...

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