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Maniac Magee

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Challenging Prejudices and other themes related to Maniac Magee:


Fiction
Carlson, Natalie Savage. The Family Under the Bridge. New York: Harper, 1989. This award-winning novel about the friendship between an old hobo and a homeless family in Paris was originally published in 1958. (challenging)

Micklish, Rita. Sugar Bee. New York: Delacorte, 1972. A young African-American city girl visits a white family in the country in this novel about interracial friendship. (average)

Crutcher, Chris. The Crazy Horse Electric Game. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1987. High school baseball star Willie Weaver can no longer compete after he is injured in a water-skiing accident. He runs away and ends up at a tough alternative school, where he regains his lost self-esteem.


Nonfiction
Myers, Walter Dean. Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. A history of the African-American struggle for freedom and equality beginning with the capture of Africans in 1619, continuing through the American Revolution and the Civil War, and ending in contemporary times. Combines historical survey, biography, storytelling, and family history. (challenging)

Higginsen, Vy. This Is My Song!: A Collection of Gospel Music for the Family. New York: Crown, 1995. This introduction to gospel music includes authentic arrangements of 32 songs. (average)