Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli is a book is about a young boy who runs away from home. It talks a lot about diversity and differences. The boy makes great friends, helps an elderly man learn to read and makes a difference in the communities of blacks and whites. I would recommend this book because it is exciting, easy to get into and opens your eyes to racism.
Link to the library catalog to find it. Click here to get to the catalog (copy and past the bold words above into the catalog) or just check it out in the fiction section at F SPI.