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Book Review of Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee
Maniac Magee
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A GREAT read for older elementary students...Fifth and sixth graders will identify and connect to Maniac, and will be impressed with his ability to survive on his own for much of the time. It is a great book to use as a springboard to discuss race relations or race divisions. Maniac serves as the unlikely vehicle for affecting a change of heart and attitude in a Philadelphia area neighborhood.