Bad Boy

Bad Boy

A Memoir

Book - 2002
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New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don't miss this memoir by a former National Ambassador of Books for Young People!

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 (and he eventually succeeded).

But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort.

Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the most important voices of our time.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperTempest, 2002, c2001.
Edition: First HarperTempest edition
ISBN: 9780064472883
Branch Call Number: YA NF BIO Myers W
Characteristics: 214 pages ; 18 cm.


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The story of an aspiring writer growing up in poverty-struck Harlem.

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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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