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Row a real big league slider and Abe gives Willie his violin to try out Then one night Abe's grandfather catches them will Abe and Willie have the courage to cross the alley and reveal their friendship du. Captivating storytelling Important story

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Across the Alley

Ring the day Like the bestselling The Other Side E B Lewis's striking atmospheric watercolors bring to life a moving story of baseball and music and how two young people try to bridge the divide of prejudic. Richard Michelson s picture book Across the Alley tells the captivating story of two boys of different race who talk from their windows at night and become best friends Abe is Jewish and his Grandpa expects him to master the violin while Willie is colored and expected to play baseball like his dad However Abe ends up teaching Willie how to play the violin and Willie teaches Abe how to pitch One night Abe s Grandpa walks in and sees the boys from their windows Willie is playing the violin and Grandpa shows him how to hold it properly The next day the two boys Grandpa and Willie s dad go to the temple and a baseball game togetherThis story not only focuses on overcoming racial differences but also on the idea that people don t always grow up to do what they are expected to do like in the case of Willie and Abe The topic and theme are pretty sophisticated for a younger audience but author Richard Michelson and illustrator EB Lewis do good job of connecting the text and pictures Most of the pages have a full bleed of beautiful illustration which easily captivates a younger reader s attention Also the pictures of the boys at their windows are depicted from different points of view so the reader feels connected when Willie is learning how to play the violin or Abe is pitching Overall I really enjoyed the picture book for its ability to discuss such a touchy subject to young readers

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Abe and Willie live across the alley from each other Willie is black and Abe is Jewish and during the day they don't talk But at night they open their windows and are best friends Willie shows Abe how to th. So this book had a really great theme in it and great lessons for everyone It talked about race and religion and how it shouldn t keep us apart It also talked about how even though we are born into a specific race or religion it doesn t mean that we should be good at the activities that that group tends to excel at This book is all about not putting people into boxesSadly this book was very confusing at the beginning and it took myself and my students a long time to figure out what the book was trying to get at


10 thoughts on “Across the Alley

  1. says:

    So this book had a really great theme in it and great lessons for everyone It talked about race and religion and how it shouldn't keep us apart It also talked about how even though we are born into a specific race or religion it doesn

  2. says:

    Across the Alley tells the story of two young boys whose bedroom windows face each other across the alley in the city in which they live They don't know each other beyond their bedroom windows because one is Jewish and the other Afri

  3. says:

    Mid 20th century Brooklyn is the backdrop for Willie an African American boy and Abe a Jewish American boy to innocently cross race and culture lines with music and baseball See Abe loves to pitch but his grandfather believes he should play the violin Willie on the other hand can make the strings sing a direct

  4. says:

    This book caught my eye at the library and tells the story of two boys across the alley in separate apartments in old time Brooklyn when the population is changing from predominantly Jewish to African American They talk mostly about baseball bu

  5. says:

    A very special story about two boys who live across the alley from each other in the 1950's NY One boy is African American and the other is Jewish The boy who is Jewish teaches his friend to play violin The boy who is black teaches his friend to pitch Though they feel that they can't really be friends publicly it is through music and baseball that they finally conuer prejudices The illustrations really are beautiful

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    Captivating storytelling Important story

  7. says:

    This book is about two little boys Abe and Willie Abe is Jewish and Willie is African American these two boys live next two each other However they do not socialize during the day because of their race but one wi

  8. says:

    Richard Michelson's picture book Across the Alley tells the captivating story of two boys of different race who talk from their windows at night and become best friends Abe is Jewish and his Grandpa expects him to

  9. says:

    Bold and beautiful Richard Michelson's Across the Alley address both anti semitism and racism in a way that chi

  10. says:

    1 This is a story of two boys of different races Abe a white Jewish boy and Willie a young back boy They hide their friendship and only interact at night from across the alley Willie’s pitches a baseball and plays the violin They both take a liking to each others hobby; when it is dark the boys open their wind

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