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The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
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The Other Side (edition 2001)

by Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)

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Title:The Other Side
Authors:Jacqueline Woodson
Other authors:E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2001), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:multicultural, picture book, friendship, change

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This book is about how two little girls one white and one black struggle to understand the racial struggles that are in her world.
  iceangel456 | Jun 12, 2014 |
This book was very well written. I enjoyed it a lot. One reason why I liked it was because of the simplicity of the text. Everything is stated in a way that makes it so easy to understand. We live on one side of the fence. They live on the other. And then later on, when Annie (the white girl) is sitting on the fence, she so factually states that no one told her not to sit on the fence. I love the simplicity of everything.
I also love the character development in the book. Clover (the black girl) starts off being somewhat wary of Annie. As she sees her more often, her wariness grows into curiosity. In the end, I love how Clover befriends Annie despite what her other friends think.
The main idea of this story is that friendship is stronger than any conflict, such as segregation. ( )
  lmalak1 | Jun 3, 2014 |
Age 4-7
This book expresses a force that divides blacks from whites, and shows the personalities and emotions of her two young children, one African-American and one white. As the girls, both instructed by their mothers not to climb over the fence, watch each other from a distance but eventually both girls look past their parents racism and becomes friends and accept each other for who they are as an individual and that there is no difference between the two. ( )
  zulain | May 20, 2014 |
This story is about children from all different walks of life who can not comprehend why there are being separated by fences. they eventually come together and find a way to make the fence into a positive instead of a negative. I would recommend this to children ages 3-6

Source: ECE Library
  voeghtlyam | May 19, 2014 |
Review: A book about children from different socioeconomic worlds. They don’t understand why a fence separates them. A comment is made by one of the girls saying that the fence is a perfect place to sit together so instead of separation they use the fence to gather.

Ages: 3-5

Source: Pierce ECE library
  DavidGriffin | May 18, 2014 |
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Follows the story of two girls who become friends in a very difficult time. This happens during segregation in a small town. The girls use their power to try and change things.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399231161, Hardcover)

Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together.

With the addition of a brand-new author's note, this special edition celebrates the tenth anniversary of this classic book. As always, Woodson moves readers with her lyrical narrative, and E. B. Lewis's amazing talent shines in his gorgeous watercolor illustrations.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:00:37 -0400)

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Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.

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