I wanted to write about friendship and all of these things that I felt like were missing in a lot of the books that I read as a child. The Other Side is in plain a beautiful book. It is always important to stand up for what you believe in, and accept those who are different. There are all kinds of families in the world and I wanted to write a book about this. . They saw each other as friends not by color. This book would be a great book to use as a conversation starter in elementary school and a great The Other Side is in plain a beautiful book.
I had questions about why there was a petition to keep Japanese people from buying homes in the south Minneapolis city. She then contrasts it to the broken straight family that results in a teenager from Harlem named Rebecca moving in with them and their twelve-year-old daughter, Feni. The issues in this book are about segregation, racial discrimination, and friendships. Delacorte bought the manuscript, but Willoughby left the company before editing it and so Wendy Lamb took over and saw Woodson's first six books published. This book helps readers to gain insights as to how life was for African Americans during that time period.
And then the girl is gone and Chloe is left only with the memory of her unkindness. After a while, Clover and Annie started to talk and play together. I could also connect this to a history unit on segregation. It blew me away to find out Virginia Hamilton was a sister like me. She often does this with sympathetic characters put into realistic situations.
Thanks to the generous folks at , your students can walk beside the courageous youths who brought about the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. From this point on, the girls sit on the fence together each Summary: A young black girl named Clover lives in a town where a fence separates the black side of town from the white side and her mother tells her never to cross over the fence. Set in what appears to be the early 1960s, shortly before the Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination and segregation illegal, the book offers the hope that even small acts between just a few people can lead to change. Still Clover and Annie see beyond that and still become good friends. Explore personal fences they may have put up. Her mother instructs her never to climb over to the other side.
This book is geared for grades 1 thru 4. In The Other Side, a large fence separates Clover and her family from white people on the other side of town. This way, they were not breaking any rules by going over to either side. We might all look different from the outside but we are all the same in the inside. To this she replies that things have always been this way. Young children are concerned about what is fair and what is not fail. The watercolor illustrations are very nice and evoke an older era.
But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. As it does not clearly explain us how the segregation worked, but only shows that two curious girls who do not even know why they are separated, it may give confusion to young age readers who do not have background knowledge about segregation and racism. The rest of Woodson's works feature female narrators. I remember my uncle catching me writing my name in graffiti on the side of a building. One day, feeling brave, Clover walks to the fence to meet Annie. Both girls seems so curious about why their parents don't want them on the other side. The novel centers on a fence that divided the town from the white side to the black side.
With by Carole Boston Weatherford, students can further explore peaceful protesting and courageous actions that symbolize the desire for equality. The issues of self-esteem and identity are addressed throughout the three books. And that, she certainly accomplishes. This is a small book that melds the words and images to make a stellar story with a great moral. This is a must share read-aloud for middle school students.
Woodson writes about childhood and adolescence with an audience of youth in mind. One day, after a long rainy period, she makes her way to the fence to talk to the girl, who she discovers is named Annie. I remember those days well and wanted to write about them. The narrator, Clover, has mixed feelings and is unsure whether she would have said yes or no. Lewis' realistic watercolor illustrations bring the story to life.
Woodson has an insider perspective that shows how a child really felt during this time. When Chloe, the narrator, is unkind, the girl keeps trying. Summary The Other Side By: Jacqueline Woodson The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson is a narrative told from the perspective of a young African American girl named Clover. After all, why should a fence stand in the way of friendship? My students were completely engrossed in this story. And I loved that the narrator's Mom noticed the blossoming friendship a This is a wonderful tale about integration and the literal and figurative fences that kept people of different races apart.
Clover 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. Use Jacqueline Woodson's description of new found friendship to help readers make connections between the text and their own experiences. The setting is a rural area that depicts two h The Other Side Author: Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrations: E. Where I wrote it: In Park Slope, Brooklyn. This book deals with the social issue of prejudiced and racism. After reading the book, I quickly decided to share it with my class as a read-aloud. Clover has always wondered why a fence separates the black side of town from the white side.