Maniac Magee

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Kid bridges racial divide in exciting, moving story.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 61 reviews

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age 9+

Amazing Book! A Must Read!

I teach 4th grade and read this book for the first time this year. Jerry Spinelli does a magnificent job taking a true world issue and explaining it through a child's eyes. Maniac is a character who inspires you to try harder, be kinder, and not to judge others. He explains that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is a great read for parents and kids alike. This is a book that you won't want to put down. My classes were begging for more to read each day! We all loved it!
age 9+

Maybe a 3 star.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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