Across the Alley

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Richard Michelson
Illustrator(s):
E. B. Lewis
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Putnam Juvenile
ISBN:
978-0399239700
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

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. Then one night, Abe's grandfather catches them. Will Abe and Willie have the courage to cross the alley and reveal their friendship during the day?

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