Maniac magee by jerry spinelli online dating
An occasionally long-winded, but always affecting, parable-like story about racism and ignorance.Jeffrey Magee is twice homeless--once involuntarily, at age three, when his parents plunge with a high-speed trolley off a bridge; the second time eight years later, when he voluntarily leaves the troubled home of his aunt and uncle.Browse our entire catalog of education titles and classroom sets today!
Magee's athletic skills, combined with his nonjudgmental way, lead the people of Two Mills to overcome segregation, racial profiling, and ignorance. Have your students research a tall tale character: e.g., Paul Bunyon, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, John Henry, John Chapman, Davy Crockett.Maniac Magee is a novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and published in 1990.Exploring themes of racism and homelessness, it follows the story of an orphan boy looking for a home in the fictional Pennsylvania town of Two Mills.As he searches for his place in the world, Maniac changes the people around him, espcially the other children.With his amazing athletic abilities and good, almost unbelievable deeds, his name becomes legend and with this new status he will try to unite the town.
From the Publisher: He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee.