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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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I very much enjoyed reading this book. I am definitely a supporter of mixed races coming together as one and this is exactly what this book is about. The two little girls were both very curious about something that both of their mothers told them not to bother with; they wanted to find out who/what was on the other side of the fence and when they did a new friendship arose.
  Neshia.Rowe | Aug 21, 2016 |
Clover and Annie live on either side of a fence that separates the "white side" of town with the "black side". The girls have both been warned by their mothers not to cross to the other side. The girls watch each other from their respective sides. Their friendship begins with smiles and nods until they are sitting side by side on the fence. Finally, the girls are playing together on one side. The book ends with Annie saying, "Someday somebody is going to come along and knock this old fence down." The metaphor for the divide is powerful. This complicated adult issue is made simple by how the children in this book treat it. The illustrations in this book echo both the darkness of this divide and the brightness of hope demonstrated by the girls. ( )
  RebeccaRyan | Jul 18, 2016 |
This book tests the limits of society. The author and illustrator use the page creases to symbolize separation. The testy subject that is still hard to talk about today was brought up by a young girl who lived on one side of the fence and on the other lived a white girl with red hair. The outcome is that they were friends and overcame racism. ( )
  Theresa_Kieffer | May 2, 2016 |
This is a great book for a compare/contrast between books. Students could compare this book to the boy in the striped pajamas with a venn diagram.
  whitneyosborne | Apr 25, 2016 |
This was a great picture book for all students. It talked about how two kids wanted to be friends but were told they weren't allowed to be by their parents because they were different. The other difference between the children was the color of their skin. As the reader I felt as though this book was talking about the racial issues that use to be about white and colored people being civil with each other. I think this a great book and shows diversity and lessons for all students. I think the message throughout this book was that no matter what people look like, where they are from and what they believe in you should accept everything and be kind to everyone. I think this is a great book for all ages to read, and as for adults to read. It shows how parents have a large influence on their children lives and how it is important to teach your children to love and accept others. The language throughout this picture book was simple, and descriptive, and was relatable to everyone in some way. ( )
  tkoret1 | Apr 17, 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.

(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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