Stare (verb) to look at with a fixed look. Currently, Earl Lewis is teaching illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a member of The Society of Illustrators in New York City. 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. 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. Product Information. This item: The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson Hardcover $13.59 Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) by Jacqueline Woodson Hardcover $13.95 The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson Hardcover $11.61 Customers who viewed this item also viewed There's a problem loading this menu right now. Clover has always wondered why it was there. The issue is not painted in a black and white way, although it is on the topic of race. Can they become friends? Polite (adjective) showing good manners towards other. She notices a girl sitting on the fence, and eventually gets courage to sit with her. After reading the book, I quickly decided to share it with my class as a read-aloud. African American children and caucasian children grew up with very different lives. 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. Kids could relate more if they were less artsy. Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2017. White people lived on the other. Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature 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. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Thanks. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Town (noun) a community that is smaller than a city, larger than a village. This is a very simple but not one bit simplistic story. This was a WOW book because the message that it would leave on children is that we can't judge people just because we are told not to talk to them. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. Identifying and analyzing the perspective of each main character would be good practice for students to discuss point-of-view. Choose from activities and discussion questions to build children's understanding of generosity, community, and service to others. Where it takes place: In a small rural town—I didn’t have a specific state in mind. Great message for everyone. This is the kind of book I needed this week. Our 1st-grade students got the gentle message of interracial friendship, through the eyes of a child. This is a great book to read to 4 to 5 year olds though. Woodson is one of my very favorite authors. He remained in the program until his enrollment in the Temple University Tyler School of Art in 1975. Fence (noun) an enclosure made of wood or wire used to block off an area. I used to say Id 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. In this story, a White and Black girl (told from the African American girl's perspective) are neighbors but are separated by a fence. Lewis A fence stretches through the town where Clover, the young African American narrator... read more 41 Total Resources 3 Awards View Text Complexity Discover Like Books I love her work for older kids. But one summer morning, Clover notices a girl on the other side. This book was on my to-read list. I would have students think about issues that they are concerned or wish to change to make the world or even just their community a better place, . Although many books that talk about segregation and racism include hardships and struggles, I like The Other Side leaves you with a. Excellent book! The Other Side: Jacqueline Woodson Book Guide. What a great book and such a wonderful story of kids being kids without any adult interference and racial manipulation. Welcome back. Once summer you see her evolve when she makes friends with a white girl, Annie who lives next to her. Another activity we could do would be to analyze the emotions throughout the story. The Other Side by Jaqueline Woodson is a great realistic/ historical fiction text that demonstrates how friendship can change two strangers. About The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. I read this book for a class I'm taking called It Takes a Family: Using Children’s Books to Raise Social Awareness. by Jacqueline Woodson & illustrated by E.B. The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson, is no ordinary children’s book. Over time, Clover gets up enough guts to go over to Annie and introduce herself. Please try again. To relate this more to students lives we could talk about how Annie and Clover were taking steps toward making their world a better place. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. However, the factor that is much better than informational text is that this book appeals to the readers emotion, and truly makes them feel the shame and sadness of the historical era of segregation. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson 7,784 ratings, 4.51 average rating, 1,048 reviews The Other Side Quotes Showing 1-2 of 2 “Someday somebody's going to come along and knock this old fence down.” The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson and E. B. Lewis Overview - Beautifully rendered in Lewis's striking, lifelike watercolor illustrations, this story by Woodson is a moving, lyrical narrative told in the hopeful voice of a child confused about the fence that divides the black side of town from the white side. That summer the fence that stretched through our town seemed bigger. 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." The Other Side. This book represents the segregation between the white and the black. 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. Hardcover – Illustrated, January 15, 2001. Before the Civil Rights movement, people of all colors longed for the fence between them to be torn down. Libro para el colegio de mi hijo, en perfectas condiciones. Pictures and words make strong partners here, convincingly communicating a timeless lesson. Gorgeous book about finding your way over walls - er, fences - when you're too little to tear them down. I got a laugh out of how the always clever kids get around the adult made rules, and I really appreciate how Clovers mother, while very protective. I use this book every year to introduce my Civil Rights teaching unit. Gr 1-4-A story of friendship across a racial divide. Upon graduation in 1979, Lewis went directly into teaching, along with freelancing in Graphic Design. Students will make a plan for a small thing you can do to improve the problem, and then implement it. 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. 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. Hope there are more stories from the Author. I could also connect this to a history unit on segregation. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. After finishing the sixth grade, he attended the Saturday morning Temple University School Art League run by his uncle. The Other Side by Jaqueline Woodson is a great realistic/ historical fiction text that demonstrates how friendship can change two strangers. When I get to the last page of the book, I always cry. We’d love your help. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is the first picture book I've read by Jacqueline Woodson. Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2020. Reminds me when I was a kid and the friends I made that lived across the street. Readers Looking for Children's Stories About Segregation and/or Interracial Friendship, Two young girls - one black and one white - observe each other from different sides of a fence in this poignant picture-book exploration of racial segregation, and the tentative steps toward interracial friendship that are taken, despite the barriers (both physical and social) put in the way. 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. 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. But has a beautiful ending, that makes you smile, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2017. 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. Woodson is one of my very favorite authors. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. And as I speak, I hold up, The content and illustrations on this book are terrific. The two girls are both interested in each other's lives, and willing to break barriers to remain friends. 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 seems like it's only their fear of what might be on 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. He lives in New Jersey. William J. Woodson United Stated Colored Troops, Union, Company B 5th Regt. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. Woodson reflects both the way children see beyond the artificial barriers adults place before them, Book arrived. by G.P. This book was a WOW book because it is full of joy and wonder. If I were to incorporate this into my classroom, I would compare and contrast the details of the two girls using evidence from the text. 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 about segregation and racism. I am returning the book for a refund. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson That summer the fence that stretched through our town seemed bigger. The two girls are both interested in each other's lives, and willing to break. Illustrated by E.B. And I loved that the narrator's Mom noticed the blossoming friendship. And Mama said, “Don’t climb over that fence This is the kind of book I needed this week. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, It seems like it's only their fear of what might be on the other side. This book represents the enduring issue of divisiveness (by race, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation). A fence divides their homes, but they slowly get to know each other by sitting on this barrier. The story plot is a bit similar to Each Kindness but I like the ending better than Each Kindness. She notices a girl sitting on the fence, and eventually gets courage to sit with her. Great question! Start by marking “The Other Side” as Want to Read: Error rating book. With each passing summer day, Clover becomes curious about the girl on the other side of the fence. Students could also write about a boundary or fence that they tried to cross, and the consequences that happened when they crossed. In Lewis's accompanying watercolor illustrations, Clover and her friends pass their summer beneath a blinding sun that casts dark but shallow shadows. The story ends with the line, "Someday someone is going to knock this fence down.". On Wednesday, a colleague handed it to me and strongly suggested it. Categories/Genres- Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction. I love the drawing. Eventually they all became friends and they all began to sit on the fence. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Between 1985 and 1986 he had completed a body of work which was exhibited in a downtown Philadelphia gallery. This book represents the enduring issue of divisiveness (by race, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation). We loved that the two little girls dared to become friends, despite the mistrust and fear during the Civil Rights era. During his four years at Temple, Lewis majored in Graphic Design and Illustration, along with Art Education. The Other Side (Fiction, Hardcover) by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. E. B. Lewis is the illustrator of two Coretta Scott King Honor Books, Rows and Piles of Coins and Bat Boy and his Violin. My students were completely engrossed in this story. 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." Eventually as their friendship grew, so did their trust. What develops is a friendship of sorts - the beginning of a friendship, perhaps? Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (January 15, 2001). The complete NO-PREP resource includes a … Outstanding, but also sad. Will they cross onto the other side? Putnam’s Sons, 2001. Lewis' work is now part of major private collections and is displayed in galleries throughout the United States. The historical fiction book, "The Other Side", is relevant to classrooms all over America. I would give it five stars, if compared to just any book. Clover felt like she couldn't talk to Annie, she didn't know why. Lewis Description 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. It's beautiful, both in words and in illustrations. The guide below provides before, during, and after-reading discussion questions. Clover, the young African-American narrator, lives beside a fence that segregates her town. $18.99. The text is a bit vague and could be more powerful in places but the idea and the story are great. 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. Comment on this title; Synopses & Reviews; ISBN13: 9780399231162 ISBN10: 0399231161 All Product Details. A great message. The line dividing the mixing of black and white children is literally a fence put up by their parents to keep them separate. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson and E. B. Lewis. Ages 5-up. 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 girls name is Annie. You’ll face this in your life someday, my mother will tell us It is about a girl who sees another little girl sitting on the fence that separates the town. Something went wrong. It’s really lovely and is beautifully and perfectly complemented with its beautiful watercolor illustrations. Once summer you see her evolve when she makes friends with a white girl, Annie who lives next to her. A very short book in writing, and too expensive. ©2001 Putnam (P)2012 Weston Woods. I'll definitely be reading more... she has something to. Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2020. When a young white girl, from the other side starts to sit on the fence her curiosity, and a friendship, develops. The story plot is a bit similar to Each Kindness but I like the ending better than Each Kindness. Her mother instructs her never to climb over to the other side because it isn't safe. They asked relevant questions which led to a rich discussion. This book would be a fine way to introduce the topics of segregation and interpersonal relationships. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson and E.B. Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2013. Refresh and try again. Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature 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. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Children's 1900s American Historical Fiction, Children's Black & African American Story Books, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. It's beautiful, both in words and in illustrations. Please try your request again later. “Someday somebody's going to come along and knock this old fence down.”, “My mamma says I shouldn't go on the other side".... My mama says the same thing. Watercolors are an effective medium to convey the outside (setting) and the realistic nature of the story. Children will learn change can happen. The Other Side written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis (2001) is not news for some of you, but for me, it is the perfect newly discovered introduction to the civil rights segment of my Youths Who Change the World unit, a unit that explores how youths throughout history used their voices to speak out against socially unjust worlds. Clover, who has been instructed by her mother never to climb over the fence separating the white and black sections of town, observes her white neighbor, Annie, who sits on top of the fence doing some. But the children find a way to play together anyway. There is a fence that separates the white side of town from the black side of town. This book has an enduring theme and can generate rich discussion around issues of equity and just and unjust rules/norms/laws. We purchased to give to our grand daughter. Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2018. When a young white girl from the other side starts to sit on the fence, Clover's curiosity, and a friendship, develops. by Jacqueline Woodson A literature guide for parents, teachers, and group leaders to accompany the reading of this picture book. 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. Slightly more used than description implied but still usable for my purposes. 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. She was just told not to, towards the end of the book Clover and Annie break a social barrier and that could be a great point for discussion about social barriers that we could change by simply doing the right thing. 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. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. About The Other Side. Unable to add item to List. This book was a WOW book because it is full of joy and wonder. Honoring Lewis, Barbara Bader's History on American Picture books will be including a description of Earl and his achievements as an artist. But has a beautiful ending, that makes you smile. It has a fantastic message but for my purposes I was looking for something a little less abstract that delves deeper into the subject of racism and segregation. They start out their friendship by sitting on top of the fence. There is wonder, curiosity, optimism, confusion, etc. 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. In this story, a White and Black girl (told from the African. I love how the children, particularly the two new friends, are described and depicted. I like the message of children being leaders and that there's a way to come together and talk at the fence. We lived in a yellow house on one side of it. Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)), Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration, Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K?12 Teachers, Second Edition with Poster, Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, 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. by Jacqueline Woodson You can now download the 24-page cluster of Kids' Wings units for THREE award-winning works of black literature including including The Other Side, Junebug, and Locomotion! I'll definitely be reading more... she has something to say to every age of reader. Menu. This book, by Jacqueline Woodson, introduces the racially segregated south in a positive and hopeful way. Both children are curious about one another, and as the summer stretches on, Clover and Annie work up the nerve to introduce themselves. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This is a story is about a little girls point of view during a time period where racial segregation was still around. The Other Side, is a story about an African American girl who grew up next to a fence that divided her from white people. With such a short picture book, I was impressed by how well I felt I got to know the characters. This book represents the segregation between the white and the black. STUDY. 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. This book has gorgeous illustrations and is well written. Please try again. New York: G.P. The illustration is superb too. My 3 year old granddaughter was very moved by it. Clover, a young African American girl, and Annie, a young Caucasian American girl, live on opposite sides of a large fence. It's beautiful. I love how the children, particularly the two new friends, are described and depicted. There he discovered his medium of preference, watercolor. The only thing my 4 year old doesn't like is that it is too short of a story. Its really lovely and is beautifully and perfectly complemented with its beautiful watercolor illustrations. I like the message of children being leaders and that there's a way to come together and talk at the fence. This way, they were not breaking any rules by going over to either side. However, I like how this story implies criticizing the shameful history of segregation with the viewpoints of young children in this story. I donated my copy to a school library, and now need another! This resource is designed as a supplement focusing on identifying problems and finding solutions. A touching story about kids who don't quite understand, The historical fiction book, "The Other Side", is relevant to classrooms all over America. Critic Reviews. The Other Side. I love her work for older kids. We really enjoyed reading this story together. National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson has created a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. 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. The illustrations are watercolor and show a lot of emotions. I could also connect this to a history unit on segregation. THE OTHER SIDE, by Jacqueline Woodson, is another beautifully-written piece of childrens fiction that will tweak at your emotions and inspire dialogue between reader and audience. Helps kids understand difficult subject of racism. Write a review. 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. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The illustrations are beautiful and interesting, but a bit adult focused. In her deft care, a story that might have suffered from heavy-handed didacticism manages to plumb great depths with understated simplicity. Lewis. White people lived on the other. 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. I give it four only because I hold such books to the highest possible standard. ... Jacqueline Woodson: The Other Side. Where I wrote it: Upstate in Olive, New … The content and illustrations on this book are terrific. This is the first picture book I've read by Jacqueline Woodson. In the end, they find a way around the "system" of staying to "one's side of the fence" by sitting on the fence--a neutral ground that has not been claimed. See all 74 positive reviews › S. Nagar. Great and easy to grasp introduction to race dialogue for a child. Year Published: 2001 Written by: Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by: E.B. This book is more helpful when it goes with other books that have a common topic, or the books that are informational text because the nonfiction books can support the unfamiliar knowledge that is not clearly explained in this book. One day, Annie climbs over the fence and introduces herself to Clover. Eventually, it's the fence that's out of place, not the friendship. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I read this book for a class I'm taking called It Takes a Family: Using Childrens Books to Raise Social Awareness. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2020. Ours bound uncorrectly! Two young girls, one black one white, become friends sitting on a fence dividing them. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson, is a story about two girls who strike up a friendship in a segregated town. 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 protective of her, does not interfere with the budding new friendship her daughter develops. Although many books that talk about segregation and racism include hardships and struggles, I like The Other Side leaves you with a positive and uplifting feeling that many children can experience. This was a WOW book because the message that it would leave on children is that we can't judge people just because we are told not to talk to them. Are there times when we need to cross or test those boundaries, what are the times when boundaries are needed? Please try again. The Other Side. Woodson's spare text is easy and unencumbered. I love watercolors and I loved the paintings on each page, just on their own, and they also greatly enhance the story. Intrigued by her free-spirited white neighbor, narrator Clover watches enviously from her window as "that girl" plays outdoors in the rain. 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. 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