donnamhall Miss Donna
  Future Teacher
This is my first web page ever!!!  I hope that it is correct and is of great benefit!  I believe that if you read Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli then you are already on the track to opening your mind to the great discoveries that lies ahead.  It is a great tool to use when introducing many great social issues that our society faces today.

Maniac Magee, the title character of this novel, gains instant celebrity in the town of Two Mill, Pennsylvania. Jeffery Lionel Magee is a 12-year-old homeless wanderer who can move like no one else the town has ever seen.  He earns the name "Maniac" with such feats as intercepting a football on a field of players twice his size, hitting an inside-the-park homerun without a baseball, and winning a race by running backwards.  As the legend of Maniac speads, Jeffrey reluctanly takes on two challenges he cannot outrun:  the strong racial divisions in Two Mills and his need for a loving family.  His unconventional actions weaken the town's barriers and he eventually finds the home he'd always needed.
My Quia activities and quizzes
Jumbled Words from Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
undo many of the words found in Maniac Magee
Hang Man, Help Maniac Save this one!!
you have a few guesses to get the word correct befoer it is too late!
Rags to Riches!
See if you are able to remember who said what!
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