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The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

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
Tags:multicultural, picture book, friendship, change

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The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson



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The other side is a story about a young black girl named Clover who is curious about why there is a big fence separating the black families from the white families. Clovers mom always tells her not to go over the big fence because it is not safe. One day Clover notices another young girl named Annie sitting on the big fence, like Clover, Annie is not aloud to go over the big fence, but the days go by and the two become friends despite the separation of the "different" families. Eventually Clover's friends from her side of the fence also become friends with Annie and they think about one day someone tearing the big fence down so they no longer have to be separated.
  KNealy20 | Oct 25, 2016 |
This story is about two little girls who have a wall between them. This book represents racism.
  ashermak | Oct 24, 2016 |
A great book about two young girls growing up where their homes are separated by a fence. Made into a book about racism and how even though these girls are different looking, they enjoy the same things. A good story about acceptance and children's innocence and acceptance of those who are different. Maybe use for a history lesson.
  rileyjb | Oct 24, 2016 |
RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

1) Hand out a worksheet that has a list of questions about the story before reading the book.
2)Tell Children about the book
3) Read the book, stopping every few pages to allow the children to answer questions as the answers surface in the book.
4)Finish book
5)Put children in groups; instruct them to form their own questions about the story and let their classmates answer them.
  tiffanyturner | Oct 23, 2016 |
The Other Side is a good book to read for all ages. It can teach strong morals and shows an accurate representation of how the real world can be when it comes to segregation and friendship. ( )
  Jdean12 | Oct 20, 2016 |
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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.

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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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