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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:K-3, easy, multicultural

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The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson



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  nlinco1 | Apr 24, 2015 |
teaching diversity, overcoming racism
  nalapow | Apr 22, 2015 |
This book shows the innocence of children.As a fence separates them, an African America girl and a white girl become friends. This was not normal for that time but the girls looked pass race and did not see anything wrong with being friends. ( )
  sottallah | Apr 17, 2015 |
The story is told from the perspective of a young African American girl who lives next door to a young white girl. The property between the girls' houses is separated between a large fence. Finally, the white girl talks to her neighbor and the girls become friends. They realize they are not as different as they thought and the fence diving them is silly. This is one of my favorite Jacqueline Woodson books. Although it is set in the 1950's, the story is still relevant in present time. ( )
  mferaci | Apr 9, 2015 |
I really liked this book for many reasons. The rich illustrations and use of colors allowed for the story to continue to be told throughout the pictures. The perspective it is written in allows the reader to see the absurdity of the two girls not being allowed to play together. The language that is used by the author creates a great flow for the reader but is also easy enough for younger readers to read and understand. The main idea of this story is that the color of your skin should not determine who you can be friends with, and that time is continuing to change the norms and stereotypes that have dictated the way we live our lives. ( )
  ehopki7 | Apr 5, 2015 |
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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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