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Abbott, Deborah. Review. Booklist (June 1, 1990): 1902. This review of the book gives a good description of the settings and themes Spinelli has woven into his story. Abbott finds the book good for capable readers and teachers who incorporate adolescent novels into their instruction.

Keller, John. "Jerry Spinelli." Horn Book (July/August 1991): 433-436. Keller is one of the publishers of Spinelli's books, and he describes the personality of the author, as well as several of his books and characters.

Murphy, Susan. Review. Journal of Reading 35,4 (December 1991/January 1992): 342-345. This article, in the form of an interview, contains questions and answers between the author and Spinelli. He discusses how he writes and several of his books.

Shoemaker, Joel. Review. School Library Journal (June 1990): 138. Shoemaker describes this book as a myth about racism, with Spinelli using an unrealistic story to explore the subject.

Spinelli, Jerry. "Newbery Medal Acceptance." Horn Book (July...

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