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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 the two girl who were neighbor and want to become friend but because of their skin color, the only place they can talk to each other is on the fence. I like this book because it teach us how we can be friend with anybody no matter how different they are to us and will use it on my classroom to help teach students to be more open to the others. It is suitable for grade 4th to seven.
  HsaRay | Apr 12, 2017 |
It's about two girls, one black and one white that want to become friends, but there is a fence between the yards. They would sit on the fence everyday over the summer. I like this book because it really make you feel and think. These two kids came up with a way to be friends without getting in trouble with their mom. I would use this book in my classroom because i want my students to know that you can be friends with anyone no matter what their color of their skin. This book is good for third or fourth grade. ( )
  Cassandra.k | Apr 2, 2017 |
Two girls, one black and one white, are curious about each other in a time when it is not safe for them to be friends, so their parents think. Over the summer they work up the courage to tear the fences down between black and white.
  annereid1 | Mar 20, 2017 |
GREAT story to use for symbolism and inferences, and connections to text, self, and world ( )
  rri002 | Mar 3, 2017 |
In this story there are two little girls who live on opposite sides of a long fence. On one side, there is a little African American girl and on the other there is a little white girl. Both of their mothers said that they should not cross the fence, but they get curious when they see one another playing on the other side of the fence. The little white girl, Annie, meets the little African American girl, Clover one day and they begin talking to each other as they sit on the fence. By the end of the book, the group of African American children allowed Annie to play jump rope with them. They all played alongside each other that summer.
This book is a good example of realistic fiction because the characters, setting, and plot are realistic. This book could be considered a historical fiction book as well, but there are no explicit time markers, just implications of the time period through the relationships between the children and the clothes they are wearing in the pictures. But, since there are no explicit time markers, I'm categorizing this book as realistic fiction. It is realistic because the characters are realistic people, the setting shown is one that could very well exist, and the struggle between crossing societal standards is a realistic one.
Media: pencil and watercolor
Age Appropriateness: late primary- intermediate
  khofer15 | Mar 3, 2017 |
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Jacqueline Woodsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lewis, Earl B.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:18 -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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