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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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Woodson tackles segregation in The Other Side and how children don't exactly understand what it is. The two girls know they are suppose to stay separated by the fence but they do not understand why. Finally they compromise and join each there on the fence neither one crossing, so they are not breaking the rules. ( )
  maturne2 | Dec 1, 2016 |
during a time a young child doesn't understand what the adults are doing. racism is going on
  shawntae | Dec 1, 2016 |
Clover wants to play with the white girl on the other side of the fence, but her family and friends don't seems to think it's such a good idea. Eventually, Clover decides to make friends with Annie and they spend the rest of the summer in each other's company. Her decision seems to allow her mother and friends to accept Annie, too.
  Katface09 | Nov 6, 2016 |
The other side is a story about a young black girl named Clover who is curious about why there is a big fence separating the black families from the white families. Clovers mom always tells her not to go over the big fence because it is not safe. One day Clover notices another young girl named Annie sitting on the big fence, like Clover, Annie is not aloud to go over the big fence, but the days go by and the two become friends despite the separation of the "different" families. Eventually Clover's friends from her side of the fence also become friends with Annie and they think about one day someone tearing the big fence down so they no longer have to be separated.
  KNealy20 | Oct 25, 2016 |
This story is about two little girls who have a wall between them. This book represents racism.
  ashermak | Oct 24, 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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