Maniac Magee
Maniac Magee
Maniac Magee
Jerry Spinelli
A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.Includes an introduction from Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Maniac Magee's family is killed when a train crashes. He then runs away to a town where there is segregation. He deals with hardships and you really get the feeling of the horribleness of segregation.

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