Welcome: Maniac Magee
Description: The 1991 Newbery Award Winner, Maniac Magee, centers on the the life of Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee. The story is a combination of realistic fiction and traditional literature. Although Spinelli's story is humorous and entertaining, he intertwines serious issues such as death and homelessness. In this webquest, you will visit topics that may have captured Maniac's attention as well as focus on the seriousness of homelessness .
Grade Level: 3-5
Curriculum: English / Language Arts
Keywords: Maniac Magee, racism, homelessness
Author(s): Michael Lucero