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Michelson, Richard: Across the Alley.

Michelson, Richard ACROSS THE ALLEY. Il. by E. B. Lewis. ISBN 0-399-23970-7. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2006. 32 pp. $16.99. Although Abe and Willy live next door to each other, they never play together during the day because Abe is Jewish and Willy is black. At night, all that changes. They open their bedroom windows across the alley from each other; Abe teaches Willy to play the violin, and Willy teaches Abe to pitch a baseball. One night, Grandpa catches the boys communicating. This becomes a turning point in both families' lives and in the community. The story is reminiscent of The Other Side, which Lewis also illustrated. Ages 5-9. Reviewed by Terre Sychterz, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
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Author:Sychterz, Terre
Publication:Childhood Education
Date:Jun 22, 2007
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