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The Other Side

The Other Side
Title: The Other Side
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrator: E. B. Lewis
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers (2001)
ISBN: 9780399231162
Age: 5+

Woodson addresses race relations with two young girls, one black and one white. A fence divides their homes, but they slowly get to know each other by sitting on this barrier. “Someday somebody’s going to come along and knock this old fence down.”

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Resources

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Learning to Give: The Other Side literature guide
Scholastic Weston Woods: The Other Side Lesson plan
Reading is Fundamental: Support Materials
Equality and Human Rights Commission: Learn about the meaning of community
Northern Ireland Curriculum: I Belong – Developing themselves as a member of a community
Lifehack: 10 Things To Remember If You Want To Raise Your Kids To Be Open-minded
TES Teach: Open-Mindedness Resources
E. B. Lewis Official Website
Penguin: A guide to the works of Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson Official Website
Jacqueline Woodson Twitter
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