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Woodson, Jacqueline. Book - 2001 E WOO, Kids Book / Picture Books / Historical / Woodson, Jacqueline 11 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: E WOO, Kids Book / Picture Books / Historical / Woodson, Jacqueline
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Pittsfield Branch, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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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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Good message submitted by cbrewster on August 25, 2013, 8:11pm Two girls grow up divided by a fence. Each girl is instructed by her family not to go to the other side. They end up side stepping the rule by sitting on the bench together and in this manner they become close friends. Soon other friends begin to sit on the fence. At the end of the stories, the girls agree that someday the fence will fall down.

A Lovely Book submitted by betsywil on August 12, 2015, 9:13am Both words and pictures are beautiful, combining to tell a powerful story of friendship in spite of obstacles.

Notice how the people's clothing seems to locate the book in time, and how the story itself feels more universal.
And notice how illustrator E.B. Lewis placed both the fence and the gutter relative to the two main characters. (Thank you Lulu Delacre for that observation.)

The Other Side submitted by SBNB on August 24, 2017, 11:21am This is a great book. I highly recommend it.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Putnam's, 2001.
Year Published: 2001
Description: 1 v. (unpaged)
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 300

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780399231162

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Lewis, Earl B.

SUBJECTS
Race relations -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Summer -- Fiction.