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1. Kissed a Bull
2. Stomache was a cereal box
3. kept an 8inch coackroach on a leash
By: Jerry Spinelli
Winner of the Newberry Award
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Diversity and Racisim
This novel by Jerry Splinelli, Maniac Magee, caught my eye as I was reading. Maniac's personality being described in the book is so intelligent, he sticks to his OWN thoughts and beliefs through the whole story. Even under all the influences effecting him.
Running far and wide from side to side-
Willl this child of talent and good deed ever find somewhere to find home? He found it 3 times, a home to call home, but it was ripped out of his hands every time by something he could not control. He stayed tough though, doing the right thing putting beside the heartbreak. In a town of DIFFERENCE he did not follow the crowd like sheep in a meadow, white wooled sheep with white wooled sheep, black wooled sheep with black wooled sheep. No, this sheep grazed with both species of sheep. Which makes you think, are the people really different species like everyone acts? Or will they listen to the young wise mind of the great Maniac Magee? You will find out in Jerry Spinelli's award winning novel of MANIAC MAGEE.
How wrong it is to discriminate
Against people you don't know
So what if they are of color or of paleness
For I will not take this
For I will show you what is right
How your facts are legends
And stories are the truth
I am a story that many people have told
The facts however are words of thoughts not sight
They do not give you anything
But fear and anger toward one another
Along with misguidence and confinement
Keeping you in one island of a town
So listen to your eyes not thoughts
Have you seen someone do these things you said they do?
Then what are you afraid of
Jeffery Lional Magee
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I am also doing a report on Maniac Magee.