Stargirl. Poster of the 2020 movie and cover of the 2001 book
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Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli, 2001
movie vs book
Julia Hart, 2020

One decade after nearly all of the Justice Society of America were killed in a battle against the Injustice Society of America during the Christmas season, high school student Courtney Whitmore discovers the Cosmic Staff of Starman and, upon learning that her stepfather Pat Dugan used to be Starman’s sidekick, becomes the inspiration for a whole new generation of superheroes.


Hollywood Stargirl. Poster of the 2022 movie and cover of the 2001 book, Stargirl
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Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli, 2001
movie vs book
Julia Hart, 2022

A sequel to the 2020 Disney+ film about free spirit Stargirl Caraway, a silver-voiced teenager whose simple acts of kindness work magic in the lives of others. The upcoming film follows Stargirl’s journey out of Mica, Arizona and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibilities. When her mother Ana is hired as the costume designer on a movie, they relocate to L.A.


Maniac Magee. Poster of the 2003 movie and cover of the 1990 book
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Maniac Magee
Jerry Spinelli, 1990
movie vs book
Bob Clark, 2003

The story follows twelve-year-old Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee, an orphaned runaway with many extraordinary and athletic talents, who arrives in a town divided with racial conflict. The extordinary orphan boy will change the lives of a variety of people as he searches for a home.