By: Savannah Swanson
About Jerry Spinelli
1) Won a Newberry Medal for his book Maniac Magee.
2) Growing up Spinelli wanted to be a shortstop in the majors.
3) The first thing Jerri Spinelli wanted to be was a cowboy.
4) In his years after college he wrote four books.
5) Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Phoenixville, PA.
6) His first four novels were written for adults and were all rejected.
7)He was born February 1, 1941 (age 72)