The Question and Answer section for Maniac Magee is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The book's antagonist, at least until the end. Mars Bars Thompson is a big bully who lives in East End and dislikes Jeffery because of his skin color and the fact that he beats him in a race.
The Beales take Maniac to a Fourth of July block party where Jeffery muses on how the people of East End call themselves black even though there are so many different colors of people represented. "Hands Down" invites him to play football with the...
I'm not sure who you are referring to about "a minds".