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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:K-3, Friendship, Easy, Multicultural

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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 |
Grades K-2. In this story, we focus on Clover a young girl who befriends an unlikely person. This book focuses on an earlier time in our nations history and segregation, and be used as a mentor text to demonstrate how authors use illustrations and different types of texts to demonstrate and discuss history.
  Gamino | Apr 29, 2015 |
This is a story about racism and segregation, and how two girls disregard those rules to play anyways. Two girls on opposite side of a fence were told never to go on the other side of the fence. One day one of the girls decided to sit on top of the fence and watch the other girls jump rope. She felt that she was not breaking the rules by just sitting on the fence. She persuades the other girl to join her. They become best of friends despite societies rules. This shows how no matter the outcome, people are people. Anyone can be friends with each other despite race, gender, religion, ethnics, etc. This book is great because it teaches children how to make friends despite what they were taught about certain types of people. ( )
  amartino1208 | Apr 27, 2015 |
This is a great book about segregation. In this book there is a fence that separates the black and the white from one another. One day, a little black girl named Clover, notices a little white girl named Annie, sitting on top of the fence. Clover finally gains courage and goes up to Annie and asks why she is on the fence. By the end of the book Clover is right next to Annie on the fence.
I would read this book to a class because it shows that children, for the most part, see passed color and other physical things and just become friends. ( )
  krausch | Apr 27, 2015 |
This book is about a young black and white child. These two girls live separate lives and also have a fence that divides them. They soon become curious with one another and start talking with a fence still dividing them. Soon the fence has no meaning to them and they play together. This book would be great to read to students to help them understanding how life was like during this time frame and that everyone should be allowed to be friends with whoever they choose. ( )
  kdufrene | Apr 27, 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 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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