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Maniac Magee Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

It was a very hot day and Magee enters a vacant lot where lots of kids are playing around an open fire hydrant. Suddenly, a man sticks his finger right in Magee's face and calls him whitey. The man then tells Magee to go back where he belongs. Magee is confused because as far as he is concerned, this is where he belongs. The man is referring to the West End, of course. Hester and Lester run to Magee's side to defend him. The man is ranting that black people should stick to their own kind.

Magee has trouble sleeping so he starts waking up early to run, so early that even Bow Wow the dog doesn't even get up with him. He is also running faster and wants to run alone. One day Magee runs by as Mrs. Beale is attempting to wash something from the...

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