Other Side

Other Side

by Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Hardcover, 32 pages
List Price: $16.99 Sale Price: $14.44

There’s a big fence in the field by Clover’s yard. Black people live on Clover’s side; white people live on the other. That summer, there was a little girl standing on the other side of the fence. Clover wishes she could play with the little girl, but Clover’s mama says it’s not safe to go on the other side, and Clover’s friends don’t let the little girl come over the fence to play with them. But nobody said anything about sitting on the fence. Clover’s mama doesn’t seem to mind so all that summer they sit together on the fence, Clover and the little white girl, side by side.

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