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Top 15 Children's Books for Black History Month

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The Other Side children's book

The Other Side

By Jacqueline Woodson

Recommended ages: 5 and up

The fence behind Clover's house marks the town line that separates black people from white people. Clover's mother warns her that it isn't safe to cross the fence, but Clover is curious to meet Anna, the white girl who lives on the other side. The two girls work around the rules of segregation and form an unlikely friendship by sitting together on top of the fence.

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Next: Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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