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The Other Side Reviewed by Children's Books for Parents on September 18.

Clover, a young African American girl, lives in a place where a fence separates the black side of town from the white side. Her mother has warned her that it is not safe to climb over the fence to the white side. But one summer a white girl named Annie begins to sit on the … Continue reading

Clover, a young African American girl, lives in a place where a fence separates the black side of town from the white side. Her mother has warned her that it is not safe to climb over the fence to the white side. But one summer a white girl named Annie begins to sit on the fence. Soon Clover joins her and transforms the fence from a divider into a resting place for children, both black and white. This is a touching and powerful story in which “young girls are the activists, the people making the change.”

The Other Side

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The Other Side

By: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Putnam, 2001
Level: 6-7

Clover, a young African American girl, lives in a place where a fence separates the black side of town from the white side. Her mother has warned her that it is not safe to climb over the fence to the white side. But one summer a white girl named Annie begins to sit on the fence. Soon Clover joins her and transforms the fence from a divider into a resting place for children, both black and white. This is a touching and powerful story in which “young girls are the activists, the people making the change.”

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