“I just finished reading the most awesome book: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. It’s about this boy who runs from place to place trying to find a home after his parents die. He has all sorts of adventures, like hitting the first frog home run, intercepting a quarterback whose never been intercepted before, and racing Mars Bars, the fastest and meanest boy in the East End (who ends up being his friend).
Maniac is the kind of character who sees the good in everyone and brings people together. No matter your race, everybody has feelings. Sometimes people think that Black people and White people can’t get along, but I learned from Maniac Magee that everyone can work together and be family.”

by Zachary Carey, grade 7

To support these students’ voracious appetites for books, please visit the DCMS Amazon Wish List. Books can be mailed or brought down live on The Island School Parents Weekend.