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The other side / Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrations by Earl B. Lewis.

By: Woodson, Jacqueline.
Contributor(s): Lewis, Earl B [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Putnam's, 2001Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 29 cm.ISBN: 0399231161; 9780399231162.Subject(s): Race relations -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Summer -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Other side.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.W868 | Ot 2001Summary: 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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CML Easy Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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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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School Library Journal Review

Clover, who is black, and Annie Rose, who is white, spend their summer on either side of a split rail fence-a striking metaphor for their segregated lives. Clover's mother tells her never to cross to the other side because it is dangerous, but the girls are intrigued with one another. Lewis's shimmering watercolors evoke the heat of summer as the girls sit on top of the fence and talk. Widoff-Woodson's youthful, understated narration and a subtle underbed of music give listeners a peek at life before the Civil Rights Movement. An interview with the author rounds out this excellent production. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 1963. She received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a drama therapist for runaways and homeless children in New York City. Her books include The House You Pass on the Way, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, Lena, and The Day You Begin. She won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 for Miracle's Boys. After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way won Newbery Honors. Brown Girl Dreaming won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award in 2015. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She was also selected as the Young People's Poet Laureate in 2015 by the Poetry Foundation. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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