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Author Jerry Spinelli: What Kids Should Always Bring with Them Wherever They Go

When Author Jerry Spinelli talks to school kids, he tells them to be more like his character Maniac Magee and less like him. Why? Because as a kid, he didn’t read much. Sure, there were comic books, the sports page, and the back of cereal boxes. Looking back, he wishes he were more like Maniac Magee, always with a book no matter where he goes.

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