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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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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Ages: 6-8

Themes: Friendship, Prejudice

Connections to other books: Pink and Say

A city separates the whites and the blacks by a fence. Two little girls from different sides of the town find each other near the fence and begin a friendship despite the fence in between them.
  cteets93 | Dec 9, 2014 |
This picture book is by far one of my favorites. The book shows segregation through the eyes of children, which will be great in a classroom. Students will be able to see how children were affected by segregation, and that if everyone thought like these little girls did- segregation might not have been an issue.
  manemeth | Dec 8, 2014 |
This is a book that was read to the class during Children's Lit in-class session.
  gmustain | Dec 8, 2014 |
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  Enessa | Dec 6, 2014 |
This is a story that looks at the issue of segregation. There is so much depth to this picture book, and I feel as thought I learn something new from my students each time I read it. This book is a perfect for Interactive Read Alouds, allowing chidden time to turn and talk and connect to the story. Don’t forget to look closely at the pictures and the color choices, especially at the girl’s shoes. ( )
  Taranto | Dec 2, 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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