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The Other Side

The Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Clover has always wondered why a fence separates the black side of town from the white side. But this summer when Annie, a white girl from the other side, begins to sit on the fence, Clover grows more curious about the reason why the fence is there and about the daring girl who sits on it, rain or shine. And one day, feeling very brave, Clover approaches Annie. After all, why should a fence stand in the way of friendship? Beautifully rendered in Earl B. Lewis's striking, lifelike watercolor illustrations, Jacqueline Woodson gives us a moving, lyrical narrative told in the hopeful voice of a child confused about the fence someone else has built in her yard and the racial tension that divides her world.
Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.6
Lexile Measure
300L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Publisher
PGR - PENGUIN GROUP
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson an award-winning author of books for young adults, including Last Summer With Maizon, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, and From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun.
E. B. Lewis E. B. Lewis has won a Coretta Scott King Award as well as a Caldecott Honor. He lives in New Jersey.

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