The Other Side

The Other Side 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

  • Title: The Other Side
  • Author: Jacqueline Woodson E.B. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780399231162
  • Page: 378
  • Format: 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 classClover 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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    About “Jacqueline Woodson E.B. Lewis

    • Jacqueline Woodson E.B. Lewis

      I used to say I d be a teacher or a lawyer or a hairdresser when I grew up but even as I said these things, I knew what made me happiest was writing.I wrote on everything and everywhere I remember my uncle catching me writing my name in graffiti on the side of a building It was not pretty for me when my mother found out I wrote on paper bags and my shoes and denim binders I chalked stories across sidewalks and penciled tiny tales in notebook margins I loved and still love watching words flower into sentences and sentences blossom into stories.I also told a lot of stories as a child Not Once upon a time stories but basically, outright lies I loved lying and getting away with it There was something about telling the lie story and seeing your friends eyes grow wide with wonder Of course I got in trouble for lying but I didn t stop until fifth grade.That year, I wrote a story and my teacher said This is really good Before that I had written a poem about Martin Luther King that was, I guess, so good no one believed I wrote it After lots of brouhaha, it was believed finally that I had indeed penned the poem which went on to win me a Scrabble game and local acclaim So by the time the story rolled around and the words This is really good came out of the otherwise down turned lips of my fifth grade teacher, I was well on my way to understanding that a lie on the page was a whole different animal one that won you prizes and got surly teachers to smile A lie on the page meant lots of independent time to create your stories and the freedom to sit hunched over the pages of your notebook without people thinking you were strange.Lots and lots of books later, I am still surprised when I walk into a bookstore and see my name on a book s binder Sometimes, when I m sitting at my desk for long hours and nothing s coming to me, I remember my fifth grade teacher, the way her eyes lit up when she said This is really good The way, I the skinny girl in the back of the classroom who was always getting into trouble for talking or missed homework assignments sat up a little straighter, folded my hands on the desks, smiled and began to believe in me.

    469 thoughts on “The Other Side

    • I have been reading many children’s books that deal with prejudice and racism, but out of all the children’s books I had read that dealt with that subject; “The Other Side” which is written by Jacqueline Woodson along with illustrations by E. B. Lewis, is probably one of the most uplifting children’s books that deal with that subject ever!Clover was a young black girl who always wondered about why her mother refused to let her go on the other side of the fence, where a white family liv [...]


    • This book was on my to-read list. On Wednesday, a colleague handed it to me and strongly suggested it. After reading the book, I quickly decided to share it with my class as a read-aloud. My students were completely engrossed in this story. They asked relevant questions which led to a rich discussion.In The Other Side, a large fence separates Clover and her family from white people on the other side of town. Clover doesn't understand why there needs to be a fence. Her mother warns, "Don't climb [...]


    • This is a very simple but not one bit simplistic story. This book would be a fine way to introduce the topics of segregation and interpersonal relationships. It’s really lovely and is beautifully and perfectly complemented with its beautiful watercolor illustrations. I love how the children, particularly the two new friends, are described and depicted. I got a laugh out of how the always clever kids get around the adult made rules, and I really appreciate how Clover’s mother, while very prot [...]


    • The line dividing the mixing of black and white children is literally a fence put up by their parents to keep them separate. But the children find a way to play together anyway. Outstanding, but also sad.


    • This beautiful story, metaphor, glimpse into the thoughts of young girls living in the country in the 1950s is suitably illustrated in natural water color hues of yellow, blue, green and brown. The natural setting of summer and swings, jump ropes, puddles, clouds and friends playing outside sets the tone for the natural development of friendship between two girls who see each other from a blurry distance, but as the story develops they come closer and into clearer focus. Like many books for chil [...]


    • The Other SideBy: Jacqueline WoodsonAs a high school student I had the chance to look through elementary picture books and a give my opinion on them without reading them. The book that I was assigned to and that my group and I chose is entitledThe Other Side.We decided to choose this book because just by seeing the cover we felt that it would have to do with racism and we wanted to see how the author communicated the message in the book. As a group we categorized this book in the section of raci [...]


    • Clover, a young African American girl, and Annie, a young Caucasian American girl, live on opposite sides of a large fence. The fence is intended to keep Black and White townspeople segregated from each other. With each passing summer day, Clover becomes curious about the girl on the other side of the fence. Can they become friends? Will they cross onto the other side?I enjoy stories where unlikely characters interact and develop a friendship. This book could serve as a mild introduction to race [...]


    • The Other SideAuthor: Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrations: E. B. LewisPublisher: G. P. Putnan’s Sons, 2001This is a children’s picture book concerning race relations. The period of the book appears in the 1950s, based on text and illustrations. Accordingly, the book is dated and the relevance may not be comprehended by many of today’s children. Nevertheless, the book has a potent message that has been brilliantly conveyed by the author and illustrator.The setting is a rural area that depicts [...]


    • The content and illustrations on this book are terrific. Watercolors are an effective medium to convey the outside (setting) and the realistic nature of the story. This book represents the enduring issue of divisiveness (by race, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation). In this particular book the issue is racial segregation and the "fence" as both the literal & metaphoric point of separation of people based on skin color. In this story, a White and Black girl (told from the African Amer [...]


    • What a pure delight to combine the writing of Newbery honor winner Jacqueline Woodson and the award-winning illustrations of E.B. Lewis.This is a small book that melds the words and images to make a stellar story with a great moral.From a distance Clover can see a white girl standing by the fence. Clover's mother warns not to go near the fence because it isn't safe. Clover watches the child from the safety of her swing. She watches the girl who jumps and plays in water puddles while Clover is to [...]


    • This is a wonderful tale about integration and the literal and figurative fences that kept people of different races apart. We loved that the two little girls dared to become friends, despite the mistrust and fear during the Civil Rights era. I thought it was brave for the little girls to push the boundaries set by their parents, sitting on the fence at first, but not crossing it; testing the waters to see what would happen. And I loved that the narrator's Mom noticed the blossoming friendship a [...]


    • I use this book every year to introduce my Civil Rights teaching unit. When I get to the last page of the book, I always cry. She says, "Someday, somebody's gonna come along and knock this fence down." I always close the book and say, "Tomorrow, we'll start to learn about a man, a woman, and a child who helped knock down fences just like this one." And as I speak, I hold up My Brother Martin, Martin's Big Words, If a Bus Could Talk, and The Story of Ruby Bridges.


    • This is by far the most accessible Pre-K book about racism that I have encountered. Todd Parr and Faith Ringgold are great, but too abstract to get the point across. This book followed a simple problem/more problem/solution pattern in a small social story that any child could understand. My five year-old asked to read it again the next night. What more could you ask?


    • THE OTHER SIDE, by Jacqueline Woodson, is another beautifully-written piece of children’s fiction that will tweak at your emotions and inspire dialogue between reader and audience. Set in what appears to be the early 1960s, shortly before the Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination and segregation illegal, the book offers the hope that even small acts between just a few people can lead to change. Clover sits in her yard wondering about the fence that stretches through the town, separating [...]


    • This is a story is about a little girls point of view during a time period where racial segregation was still around. Once summer you see her evolve when she makes friends with a white girl, Annie who lives next to her. The story starts when the little black girl, Clover plays on one side of the fence while Annie, sits up on top of the fence. Both children were told not to play on the other side because black children and white children should not play together. Over time, Clover gets up enough [...]


    • In the other side the main character Clover is an African-american girl who sees an american (white) girl named Annie on the other side of a wooden fence. They both seemed to have much in common and ended up becoming friends.I would recommend that students within 4th to 6th grade should read this book because that's the time when they start learning about America’s history of separation between white and colored people. This book also has 300 lexile, so that would be a good reading level for e [...]


    • Categories/Genres- Realistic Fiction, Historical FictionInterest level- K-4 Reading level- Gr. 2Brief description- Historical/realistic fiction: In a town divided by a fence, two young girls learn how to become friends, regardless of their color difference.Characteristics of this genre and subgenre (discuss how they appear) -Illustrations are equally important to the narration. Without them, the audience would not know that the girls were of different races- White and African American. -Point of [...]


    • The Other Side, is a story about an African American girl who grew up next to a fence that divided her from white people. She notices a girl sitting on the fence, and eventually gets courage to sit with her. This book, by Jacqueline Woodson, introduces the racially segregated south in a positive and hopeful way. This story is a great example of cultural authenticity from how the girl wasn't allowed near the fence because it was dangerous on the other side, to how the girls friends all ignored th [...]


    • Summary:A young black girl named Clover lives in a town where a fence separates the black side of town from the white side and her mother tells her never to cross over the fence. During this summer, her white neighbor named Annie, begins to sit on the fence each day, watching Clover. Clover begins to become more curious about the fence, the girl, and why it’s even there. One day, feeling brave, Clover walks to the fence to meet Annie. From this point on, the girls sit on the fence together eac [...]


    • The story plot is a bit similar to Each Kindness but I like the ending better than Each Kindness. This story can nicely encourage children to think about segregation and racism, making connections, sharing feelings, personifying, discussing author's viewpoints and messages, and using higher-order thinking. I could also connect this to a history unit on segregation. Although many books that talk about segregation and racism include hardships and struggles, I like The Other Side leaves you with a [...]


    • This is the book I read to the youngest students to give them a glimpse of the time before Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement. It is a very sweet story, told from the perspective of an African American girl who reaches out to a lonely white girl. Shows how sometimes kids can be wiser than their grownups.


    • A touching story about kids who don't quite understand why race matters but definitely know it does. Good writing and great illustrations. A great book to read to middle schoolers and then discuss.


    • The historical fiction book, "The Other Side", is relevant to classrooms all over America. African American children and caucasian children grew up with very different lives. Hearing an account of two contrasting lives in one similar setting is interesting because students are able to see how much just the color of one's skin can change their whole life. This book was a WOW book because it is full of joy and wonder. The two girls are both interested in each other's lives, and willing to break ba [...]


    • This book represents the segregation between the white and the black. In the story, it shows the friendship of the children who have different colors of race through the two girls that one is African American girl whose name is Clover, and the white girl’s name is Annie. As it does not clearly explain us how the segregation worked, but only shows that two curious girls who do not even know why they are separated, it may give confusion to young age readers who do not have background knowledge a [...]


    • A heartwarming and uplifting picturebook about race relations and segregation. Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical prose introduces such a complicated subject with just a few carefully selected words, and E.B. Lewis' realistic watercolor illustrations bring the story to life. Seriously, it seemed as if I could feel the hot summer sun on my own skin


    • The Other Side is a children’s picture book set in times of segregation. The main character Clover, is an African American child and she is told never to cross the fence in her back yard. Clover always sees another young girl on the other side of the fence watching her, she is white. The girl on the other side of the fence asks to play with clover and her friends but before clover can speak up, her friends say no. eventually Clover makes friends with the girl on the other side, her name is Ann [...]


    • Text-to-World Connection: This is an amazing book. It tells a story between two girls that are separated by a fence because of their color. These two little girls became good friends and talked every day. They saw each other as friends not by color. The issues in this book are about segregation, racial discrimination, and friendships. Overcoming the fear and having a feeling of freedom, the girls come together and played. This shines a new light for young minds about the civil rights movement in [...]


    • In a rural setting with two houses that are separated by a fence, we are introduced to Clover, a young black girl, and Annie, a young white girl. They had seen each other many times before but they finally met at the fence. Annie's mother warned her to never cross the fence when she plays." Annie usually just sat at the fence and watched Clover and her friends play. One time, Clover was jumping rope with her friends and Annie asked if she could play with them but Clover's friend, Sandra, said no [...]


    • Historical Fiction This is a fictional children's story about the realistic, historical topic of segregation. The story is told from a young African American girl's perspective named Clover, and is the story of how two girls become friends in a world that is still very much segregated. The story has a very happy and hopeful ending because the two girls realize regardless of a fence separating their yards, they can still have a great friendship. This book could be read to grades k-5th grade as a [...]


    • Clover, a young African American girl, has been told by her mama not to climb over the fence that runs through her town and separates her house from the one next store. But now it is summer and Clover sees a white girl hanging out by the fence. Not speaking, they simply stare at each other.One day when Clover's friends are over, playing jump rope, the girl asks if she can play with them, but one of them just says no!Whenever Clover sees the other girl in town, they both watch each other, but Clo [...]


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