How does the book Maniac Magee end?

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When the twins are stuck on the railroad trestle, Maniac freezes, remembering his parents' death in a railway accident there. It is Mars Bar that has to save the two bigoted, little white boys. The youngest clings to his black savior and has to be pried loose later. This incident will probably soothe the racial tensions within the prejudiced white family and their gang. Amanda comes to get Maniac and takes him to her home where he will now reside and go to school in the fall. Mars Bar and Maniac are no longer enemies. Mars sees that Maniac is not the super hero everyone believes him to be and discovers he himself is somewhat a super hero. 

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