What are 3 examples of symbolism in the book "Maniac Magee"?

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ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

 One symbol was the address that Maniac didn’t have which symbolized homelessness.   When he left the Beals home he was once again not only without a home but without an address.Racial prejudice was symbolized by Hector Street being used as a line which black people and white people didn’t cross.  Maniac knew if he were to help people become more tolerant he would have to get them to cross the street.The importance of books in this novel was symbolic of the importance of literacy.  He read at the Beals, and when he left there he taught Grayson to read. 

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