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The Other Side [Hardcover]

By Jacqueline Woodson (Author) & E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
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Overview
Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.

Publishers Description
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.


From Publishers Weekly
Woodson (If You Come Softly; I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This) lays out her resonant story like a poem, its central metaphor a fence that divides blacks from whites. Lewis's (My Rows and Piles of Coins) evocative watercolors lay bare the personalities and emotions of her two young heroines, one African-American and one white. As the girls, both instructed by their mothers not to climb over the fence, watch each other from a distance, their body language and facial expressions provide clues to their ambivalence about their mothers' directives. Intrigued by her free-spirited white neighbor, narrator Clover watches enviously from her window as "that girl" plays outdoors in the rain. And after footloose Annie introduces herself, she points out to Clover that "a fence like this was made for sitting on"; what was a barrier between the new friends' worlds becomes a peaceful perch where the two spend time together throughout the summer. By season's end, they join Clover's other pals jumping rope and, when they stop to rest, "We sat up on the fence, all of us in a long line." Lewis depicts bygone days with the girls in dresses and white sneakers and socks, and Woodson hints at a bright future with her closing lines: "Someday somebody's going to come along and knock this old fence down," says Annie, and Clover agrees. Pictures and words make strong partners here, convincingly communicating a timeless lesson. Ages 5-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Awards and Recognitions
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson & E. B. Lewis has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Young Hoosier Book Award - 2005 Nominee - Picture Book category
  • California Young Reader Medal - 2003 Nominee - Picture Bk/Older Reader category
  • Georgia Children's Book Award - 2002 Nominee - Picture Storybook category
  • Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) - 2001 Winner - Approved category
  • Children's Books of Distinction Awards - 2002 Winner - Picture Book category
  • Bluebonnet Awards - 2003 Nominee - Children's category
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award - 2003 Nominee - Picture Book category
  • Charlotte Award - 2004 Nominee - Primary category
  • Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - 2004 Honor Book - Young Reader category
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - 2004 Nominee - Grades K-3 category
  • Golden Sower Award - 2003 Nominee - Grades K-3 category
  • South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - 2003-2004 Nominee - Children's category
  • New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award - 2001 Winner - Picture Book category
  • Red Clover Award - 2003 Nominee - Picture Book category


Citations And Professional Reviews
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson & E. B. Lewis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1602
  • Publishers Weekly - 12/04/2000 page 73
  • Booklist - 12/15/2000 page 804
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/2001 page 61
  • School Library Journal - 01/01/2001 page 112
  • Booklist - 02/15/2001 page 1154
  • New York Times - 03/11/2001 page 26
  • Christian Home & School - 05/01/2001 page 29
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 282
  • Booklist Ed Choice Adu Bk YA's - 01/01/2002 page 769
  • Booklist - 02/15/2002 page 1034
  • ALA Notable Childrens Books - 03/15/2002 page 1234
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 94
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 282
  • School Library Journal - 11/01/2002
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1050


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.1" Width: 11.6" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 15, 2001
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
Age  4-8
ISBN  0399231161  
ISBN13  9780399231162  


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More About Jacqueline Woodson & E. B. Lewis


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jacqueline Woodson (www.jacquelinewoodson.com) is the 2014 National Book Award winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her books include THE OTHER SIDE, EACH KINDNESS, the Caldecott Honor Book COMING ON HOME SOON; the Newbery Honor winners FEATHERS, SHOW WAY, and AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER, and MIRACLE'S BOYS which received the LA Times Book Prize and the Coretta Scott King Award and was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Jacqueline is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature, the winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Jacqueline Woodson currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Issues > Prejudice & Racism > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Friendship > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > African American > General
5Books > Subjects > Teens > Authors, A-Z > ( W ) > Woodson, Jacqueline


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Reviews - What do customers think about The Other Side?

The Other Side  May 26, 2007
"Don't you ever cross that fence child!" A little colored girl was playing out on her swing, and then came a white girl. They both looked at eachother in confusion. In the early 1900's, there was many problems between colored people and whites. They just didnt get along very well. The colored girl ran inside and asked her ma why she couldn't cross the fence. She told her baby girl that, many people are different, and we are not the same as them. The next day, her family had a get-together, and her cousin's were over. The white girl came outside and asked if she could play jumprope with them. And, after that many different things have been said. What has been said? Find out by reading, "The Other Side."
 
The Other Side  May 26, 2007
"Don't you ever cross that fence child!" A little colored girl was playing out on her swing, and then came a white girl. They both looked at eachother in confusion. In the early 1900's, there was many problems between colored people and whites. They just didnt get along very well. The colored girl ran inside and asked her ma why she couldn't cross the fence. She told her baby girl that, many people are different, and we are not the same as them. The next day, her family had a get-together, and her cousin's were over. The white girl came outside and asked if she could play jumprope with them. And, after that many different things have been said. What has been said? Find out by reading, "The Other Side."
 
The Other Side  May 24, 2007
Back in the day, whites and blacks had seperate everything. Some things included schools, drinking fountains, and jobs. I read THE OTHER SIDE, by Jacqueline Woodson. This book was realistic fiction. I think kids in the fourth grade that enjoy learning about the civil rights would like this book.
THE OTHER SIDE is about two girls who see eachother almost everyday, but yet don't talk. The only thing seperating them is a fence dividing the white and black land. Annie (white) would always watch Clover (black) and her friends play while she sat on the fence. One day, Clover decided to go and talk to Annie. Do they become friends?
To end, I thought this book was great. It talked about the some kids had during the civil rights movement. The story's problelm was that it was just to dangerous to play with and talk to people of a different race.
 
The Other Side  May 23, 2007
"The Other Side" is a wonderful book because it shows that when black and white people are together it's not bad. This book was about a white girl and a black girl. They both wanted to cross over the fence to see what it was like. So one day, their mamas told them that they were not allowed to go on the other side of the fence, it just wasn't right. She wasn't allowed to because it was always like that and it wasn't going to change. The next day came and they caught eyes. That's all about the summary I am going to tell you.
The characters in this story were nice, pleasant, and thoughtful because they didn't know what was so bad to be with the opposite color. They were also kind to each other. (Well I guess I can say that). I also think that you would like this book because it teaches you something that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to teach you. That's all it was easier to follow while you read the book.
I was actually pretty well shocked on how the book had ended because of what their mamas said to the girls. The difference of this book is that it is a children's book and you learn about it in about 7th grade but children read this book when they are in Pre-k or something.
 
The Other Side Review  May 23, 2007
Do you like sad, heart-touching children stories? Then you would love, The Other Side. It's a children's story by Jacqueline Woodson. The main characters are of different race, and they end up getting along very well and becoming friends. The main idea of The Other Side is that people, especially kids, can get along with someone even though they are different.
Another main point is that children can teach adults a lot about getting along and accepting people for who they are. The book is written for children to understand and also for adults to learn about how it was for children and parents in the past. The Other Side is a great realistic fiction book and will teach people of all ages about history of segregation.
 

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