The other side, Part 2001

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Putnam's, Jan 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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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I love the realistic illustrations. - LibraryThing
Lewis' illustrations are a cop out. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - Kandice Davis - Goodreads

Great read for discussion segregation. This story has a different perspective. Read it to students, unpack the meaning of the fence, and dive deep into the pictures meanings. The lesson that is being ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 1963 and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985. She is a full-time writer and her books include Miracle's Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way, which won Newbery Honors. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

E.B. Lewis's watercolor paintings appear in BIG BOY and many other picture books. The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration, he lives in Folsom, New Jersey.

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