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Jerry Spinelli

JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many novels for young readers, including Stargirl ; Love, Stargirl ; Milkweed ; Hokey Pokey; Crash ; Wringer ; and Maniac Magee , winner of the Newbery Medal; along with Knots in My Yo-Yo String , the autobiography of his childhood. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.