This is a very simple but not one bit simplistic story this book would be a simplistic story This book would be a way to introduce the topics of segregation and interpersonal relationships It s really lovely and is beautifully and perfectly complemented with its beautiful watercolor illustrations I love how the children particularly the two new friends are described and depicted I got a laugh out of how the always CLEVER KIDS GET AROUND THE ADULT MADE RULES AND kids get around the adult made rules and really appreciate how Clover s mother while very protective of her does not interfere with the budding new friendship her daughter develops It s a sweet and uiet and sometimes amusing story but also incredibly heartbreaking With such a short picture book I was impressed by how well I felt I got to know the characters Great springboard for discussion I love watercolors and I loved the paintings on each page ust on their own and they also greatly enhance the story I did find it an interesting choice that no obvious differences were shown regarding the financial situations of the two girls families not that I noticed 4 stars 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 The natural setting of summer and swings ump 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 Like many books for children the cultural rules of the time are incorporated into the text Play safely inside during rainy days It isn t polite to stare Don t go over the fence it isn t safe But as children are known to think going over does not exclude going onto the fence Because this story is told from the perspective of a black small town girl by Jacueline Woodson it is a much stronger statement on developing race relations than it would be if the protagonist was the white girl Had this story been told from the perspective of the white child it could sound like a privileged white girl on a crusade But for me the similarities of childhood thoughts as they come from the black girl seem eual From experience I can say that the uestions of racial segregation as posed by Woodson in this uiet summertime tale are authentic In the 1950s in America during my childhood there was a lot of confusion regarding who we could and could not play with I had uestions about why there was a petition to keep Japanese people from buying homes in the south Minneapolis city I was surprised when Marc said he couldn t go to the turnabout dance with me because I was Catholic and he was Jewish What I really appreciate about this book is the innocent portrayal of the girls as they move towards friendship and how the protagonist doesn t care what the other black girls think about her befriending the white girl I like that Woodson avoided the white power issue that she placed no blame on either race that she had children solving racial issues that adults had created that the black girl s mother was portrayed as a wise woman who wanted to keep her child safe but did not evidence fear of the white girlThe language of this book is summer sweet with a little hometown dialect like I live down yonder My mama says and that girl didn t The repetition of s sounds throughout the text added to the tone of long stretched out summer days The simplicity of the story line puts the reader in a mood that for me was nostalgic The big font bold and black in white spaces sets off the text from the soft impressionistic watercolors and allows the reader time to get into the pictures but read the text separatelyThis is a must share read aloud for middle school students I often read it while reading Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry The Other SideAuthor Jacueline Woodson Illustrations E B LewisPublisher G P Putnan s Sons 2001This is a children s picture book concerning race relations The period of the book appears in the 1950s based on text and illustrations Accordingly the book is dated and the relevance may not be comprehended by many of today s children Nevertheless the book is dated and the relevance may not be comprehended by many of today s children Nevertheless the has a potent message that has been brilliantly conveyed by the author and illustratorThe setting is a rural area that depicts two houses separated by a fence In fact the fence stretched through the town One summer day Clover a black girl and Annie a white girl finally met after seeing each other several times Clover had been warned by her mother sayi. 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 fr. ,
Download The Other SideNg don t climb over that fence when you play Initially Clover had seen Annie sitting on the fence each day however they only stared at each other Once while Clover was umping rope with her friends Annie asked if she could play One of Clover s friends Sandra said no
Sandra did not ask any of their other playmates for their opinion After a while Clover and Annie started to talkdid not ask any of their other playmates for their opinion After a while Clover and Annie started to talk play together They realized that they had things in common liking the outdoors liking to play and mothers that had warned them about staying on their side of the fenceEventually Annie met Clover s other playmates and they all played together Kids often realize that barriers need to be overcome or torn down before adult realize that barriers need to be overcome or torn down before adult book is geared for grades 1 thru 4Jacueline Woodson is also the author of Brown Girl Dreaming This book was on my to read list On Wednesday a colleague handed it to me and strongly suggested it After reading the book I uickly decided to share it with my class as a read aloud My students were completely engrossed in this story They asked relevant uestions which led to a rich discussionIn The Other Side a large fence separates Clover and her family from white people on the other side of town Clover doesn t understand why there needs to be a fence Her mother warns Don t climb over that fence when you play She tells Clover it isn t safe A white girl named Annie looks over the fence at Clover One day they decide to sit on the fence together since their parents never said anything about sitting on the fence Eventually Clover s friends PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition join the two new friends and Annie says Someday somebody s going to come along and knock this old fence downThis beautifully written story has political and social implications I believe this book is an excellent choice for any grade level Older students can discuss the symbolism of the fence It can be compared with other physical structures that have been torn down like the Berlin Wall Students may study segregation after reading this book Younger students find The Other Side to be an excellent read aloud Young children are concerned about what is fair and what is not fail My students were appalled that these two girls couldn t play together at the beginning of the book The Other Side was an American Library Notable Book Award ALAN winner and a Notable Social Studies Trade Books Award NSSTB winner in 2002 The Other Side is a literary contribution that enhances our ability to teach students Woodson s ability to write about a such a complex topic in a simple way that children can understand is remarkable The illustrations by E B Lewis depict the feelings of the girls as they find their way to the other side of the fence 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 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 observing of her own for many days before she finally feels bold enough to introduce herself What develops is a friendship of sorts the beginning of a friendship perhaps as Clover and Annie sit on the fence together and Annieoins in a game of ump rope with Clover and her African American friends Someday somebody s going to come along and knock this old fence down says Annie at the end of the book to which Clover responds Yeah SomedayA moving story one that explores the troubling history of racial prejudice in the United States The Other Side manages to avoid any feeling of didacticism of storytelling for a purpose instead focusing on two young children and presenting a gentle but straightforward portrait of the impact that adult behavior or misbehavior in the case of those who enforced segregation had upon them and their interactions with the world around them The scene in which Clover and Annie each being led along by their mothers pass each other on the street is particularly revelatory I think because it emphasizes how very similar they are in all the ways that count while their solution to the prohibition on crossing to the other side a prohibition issued by both mothers brought a smile to my face The artwork by EB Lewis is simply gorgeous as I would expect from the artist responsible for titles like Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys and Little Cliff. Iendship 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 tent. .
And the Porch People making excellent use of light and color and really capturing the emotional resonance of each sceneThis is ust a wonderful book thoughtful poignant beautiful and is highly recommended to anyone looking for children s stories about segregation andor interracial friendship Clover a young African American girl and Annie a young Caucasian American girl live on opposite sides of a large fence The fence is intended to keep Black and White townspeople segregated from each other With each passing summer day Clover becomes curious about the girl on the other side of the fence Can they become friends Will they cross onto the other sideI enjoy stories where unlikely characters interact and develop a friendship This book could serve as a mild introduction to race relations segregation and the steps that would be reuired In Order For The Fence Symbol For order for the fence symbol for to be removed The illustrations do a nice of ob showing the similarities between the two girls instead of focusing on their differences I have been reading many children s books that deal with prejudice and racism but out of all the children s books I had read that dealt with that subject The Other Side which is written by Jacueline Woodson along with illustrations by E B Lewis is probably one of the most uplifting children s books that deal with that subject everClover was a young black girl who always wondered about why her mother refused to let her go on the other side of the fence where a white family lives at It was then that Clover meets a young white girl named Annie who was always seen sitting on the fence and Clover ust keeps getting c The line dividing the mixing of black and white children is literally a fence put up by their parents to keep them separate But the children find a way to play together anyway Outstanding but also sad The Other Side By Jacueline WoodsonAs a high school student I had the chance to look through elementary picture books and a give my opinion on them without reading them The book that I was assigned to and that my group and I chose is entitled The Other SideWe decided to choose this book because ust by seeing the cover we felt that it would have to do with racism and we wanted to see how the author communicated the message in the book As a group we categorized this book in the section of racism or segregation The reason I would categorize the book in those sections is because like I mentioned before ust by seeing the cover you can see that that message of racism and segregation was intended to be there The overall summary of this book is about two young girls whom both are from a different race and demonstrates that even though there is a fence that divides them because of their color they are not going to let that get in the way of a Lovely Relationship They Both Are relationship They both are that they are not allowed to go play over the fence to stay on their own side This book would be great for 3rd graders and on This book would also be an ideal book for a teacher and parent to show their son or daughter student the topic of racism and segregation The lesson learned overall would be that don t be intimated to make a difference because ever a small conversation can change everything completely I enjoyed this book very much because I enjoyed how the author but this book together to give that message out to her audience She made it very clear and noticeable for the audience The content and illustrations on this book are terrific Watercolors are an effective medium to convey the outside setting and the realistic nature of the story This book represents the enduring issue of divisiveness by race class culture gender sexual orientation 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 In this story a White and Black girl told from the African American girl s perspective are neighbors but are separated by a fence They observe each other but do not initially interact bc of societal familial and peer expectations 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 In this manner the children uestion societal norms and devise a work around that let s them challenge norms that do not seem ust in a way that gives them power in the world and reflects what a child can do This book has an enduring theme and can generate rich discussion around issues of euity and ust and unjust rulesnormslaw. H 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.