Jerry Spinelli Research Paper

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The author Jerry Spinelli once said, “I never became a cowboy or baseball player and now I’m beginning to wonder if I ever really became a writer. I find that I hesitate to put a label on myself, to define myself by what I do for a living,” but that is exactly what Jerry Spinelli became famous for, his writing. During Spinelli’s life he wrote many children's books. His style of writing was interesting, and he was most known for his ability to precisely talk about, in his books, of what it is like to be a kid. In the book Loser he writes about a boy who is very noisy and is not accepted by any of the teachers or kids at school. Jerry Spinelli’s writing was greatly influenced by his childhood experiences and he continues to write stories that all of us can relate to. Spinelli was born on February 1, 1941 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He and his family lived in an apartment in the East end of Norristown and shortly after, they moved to a house in the West end of Norristown. He loved the neighborhood and played lots of sports. As a child Spinelli did not read much and only read when he was bored. Jerry Spinelli really fantasized on becoming either a cowboy or a professional baseball player. Jerry Spinelli never intended on being a writer he was upsets with being a cowboy and Roy Rogers. He also…show more content…
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