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Bad Boy : A Memoir

Bad Boy : A Memoir - 01 edition

Bad Boy : A Memoir - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780064472883

ISBN10: 0064472884

Bad Boy : A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers - ISBN 9780064472883
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 2001
International: No
Bad Boy : A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers - ISBN 9780064472883

ISBN13: 9780064472883

ISBN10: 0064472884

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

As a boy, Walter Dean 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 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 his books for comfort.

In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, 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 strongest voices in young people's literature today.

Author Bio

Myers, Walter Dean :

Walter Dean Myers is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Scorpions, a 1989 Newbery Honor Book; Now Is Your Time: The African-American Struggle for Freedom, winner of the 1992 Coretta Scott King Author Award; The Mouse Rap, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse. In 1994, he received the ALA's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. Mr. Myers lives in New Jersey with his family.

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