The Other Side by Jacqueline WoodsonThe Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

The Other Side

byJacqueline WoodsonIllustratorE. B. Lewis

Hardcover | January 15, 2001

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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. But the two girls strike up a friendship, 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 tenth 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.
Jacqueline Woodson ( is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and she received the 2018 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. She is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award,...
Title:The Other SideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.63 × 10.31 × 0.35 inPublished:January 15, 2001Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399231161

ISBN - 13:9780399231162

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Racial Divide This tells the story of a little black girl and a little white girl...neighbours who are supposed to stay away from one another...because that's the way it's always been.......neither one of them really knows why and they are intriqued by one another. A nice story to explain cultural/historical differences.
Date published: 2018-03-17

Editorial Reviews

* "Manages to plumb great depths with understated simplicity+Text and art work together beautifully."School Library Journal, starred review

"Pictures and words make strong partners here, convincingly communicating a timeless lesson."Publishers Weekly

"Even young children will understand the fence metaphor and they will enjoy the quiet friendship drama."Booklist