Maniac Magee Summary
In Maniac Magee, Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee becomes a kind of legend. He bounces around from home to home, observing that there are more similarities than differences between most families, despite the racial divisions in this society.
In his youth, the previously homeless Maniac Magee goes to live with the Beales, a black family victimized by racial attacks.
After being forced to leave the Beales's house because of said attacks, Maniac is taken in by Grayson, a former baseball player. Grayson soon dies, though, and Maniac is forced to fend for himself in Valley Forge.
- Maniac later goes to live with a white family near Two Mills, where he observes that most families—black or white—have more things in common than not.