The Question and Answer section for Maniac Magee is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The mystery dinner guest, Jeffrey Magee, angered the children when he ran atop the steel rails of the railroad track.
The Pickwell kids dashed out the back door to the top of Rake Hill. They scanned the railroad tracks. There he was, passing Red...
I think both characters are not concerned with race and colour of skin. They accept people as they are. They also love to learn about all kinds of things. She never gives up on Maniac, even when Maniac no longer believes in himself.
The race between Mars Bar and Maniac further alienating Mars Bar, who is not only beaten by Maniac but humiliated as well.