Bad Boy

Bad Boy

A Memoir

Book - 2001
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In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here is the story of one of the most distinguished writers of young people's literature today.

As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously--he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer.

But while growing up in a poor family in Harlem, his hope for a successful future diminished as he came to realize fully the class and racial struggles that surrounded him. He began to doubt himself and the values that he had always relied on, attending high school less and less, turning to the streets and to his books for comfort.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001
ISBN: 9780060295233
Branch Call Number: YA B MYERS
Characteristics: 214 pages ;,22 cm


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jodianmorgan Jun 25, 2012

i related to the book so much.
it was like a mirror


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jodianmorgan Jun 25, 2012

"your a bid boy now" that's what his mom said when she gave him his keys


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