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The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
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Jan 23, 10

bookshelves: lawsonland, 2010-reread
Recommended to Relyn by: I was drawn to the art before I knew a thing about it
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 2010, read count: 4+

I use this book every year to introduce my Civil Rights teaching unit. When I get to the last page of the book, I always cry. She says, "Someday, somebody's gonna come along and knock this fence down." I always close the book and say, "Tomorrow, we'll start to learn about a man, a woman, and a child who helped knock down fences just like this one." And as I speak, I hold up My Brother Martin, Martin's Big Words, If a Bus Could Talk, and The Story of Ruby Bridges.
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Ronyell Great review! This book always get me at the end!

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