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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, Friendship, Easy, Multicultural

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The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

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This is a book about two young girls who are neighbors, but are not allowed to play together. One girl is white and the other is dark skinned. They watch one another play, but they don't understand why they can't play together. Then one day, they decide to talk through the fence and become friends.
  Adriana-Goldstrom | Aug 20, 2015 |
This story is about an African american family that lives next door to a Caucasian family. In between them is a fence. Both of their parents told them never to cross that fence. One day both the girls walked over to the fence and talked. They decided to sit on the fence together. From then on out they started sitting on the fence together everyday. Soon after, they started playing together on one side of the fence. They long for the day when someone will come and knock the fence down.
  DaniGreen | Aug 12, 2015 |
The Other Side is about 2 girls--one black, one white, who bypass the segregation rules of the day and creating a friendship instead. They bypass the fence that separates them.
  kellycaboose | Jul 24, 2015 |
This is beautifully illustrated story of Clover and Annie, a black girl and white girl who meet near a literal fence in field. The fence is metaphorical for the segregation of the time in this area. Both parents warn thir daughters not to cross over the fence. The girls discover they were never told not to sit on the fence, so they do and discover the world is not as dangerous and scary as they have been told. A freindship acorss color lines develops. This book is great for all ages. Younger students can discuss what is fair and unfair and olders tudents could discuss the metaphors and symbolism. It would be a great lead in read aloud to a unit on segregation or racism. It could be good to show how friendship is not always easy.
  Lisapier | Jul 7, 2015 |
This book is awesome to use when teaching on race and segregation. It tells the story of two girls on opposite sides of the fence. throughout the book the girls begin to form a friendship and by the end both are sitting on top of the fence together. The book which is greatly influenced by the pictures depicts a great story on the rules society had on race no matter stature.

Teacher Ideas: This book is great to read at the beginning of the school year to show you can be friends with anyone
  aehunter | May 4, 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.

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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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