The Other Side

The Other Side written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis is about a young African American girl named Clover. Clover lives by a fence that segregates her neighborhood from the white side of town, where her friend Anna lives so Clover and Anna have find ways they can still see each other.

Recommended for children of all ages, this book does a great job explaining prejudice and racism and it is a remarkable read. Even though it tackles such a difficult topic it does so in an uplifting yet respectful way and shows both races in a positive light. This book explains this topic though a chid’s perspective where the main characters even question and try to understand why there is racism along with the readers.

 

Resources:

Meet the author and illustrator

Teachers Guide- Before and After Reading

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