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Bad Boy : A Memoir (Reprint) (Paperback) (Walter Dean Myers)

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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.

The author relates his experiences growing up in Harlem, the home of Sugar Ray Robinson and Langston Hughes, in the 1940s and 1950s.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Authorship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2002
TCIN: 11394358
UPC: 9780064472883
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4716
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