DIVerse Families
 
The Other Side

Title

The Other Side

Illustrator

E.B. Lewis

Publisher

Putnam's

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780399231162

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; Interracial; racism; prejudice; segregation; interracial friendship

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002
Amelia Bloomer List, 2002
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2001
Children's Books of Distinction, 2002
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2002
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Fourth Edition, 2003
Lasting Connections, 2001
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2002
Notable Children's Books, 2002
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2002
School Library Journal Best Books, 2001
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2002
Teachers' Choices, 2002
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2001, Honorable Mention, Best Treatment of a Social Issue
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2004, Honor Book, Grades 3-5
Mitten Award, 2001, Honor Book
NAIBA Book of the Year Award, 2001, Winner
Parents' Choice Award, 2001, Approved, Picture Book
Reading Magic Award, 2001, Winner
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2002, Winner, Stories for Young Listeners
Time of Wonder Children's Book Award, 2002, Winner

Keywords

fence; rain; friendship; jumping rope

Diversity Impact

indirect

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