Bad Boy

Bad Boy

A Memoir

Book - 2001
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Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects 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 his books for comfort. Here in his own words is the story of one of the strongest voices in children's and young adult literature today.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2001.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060295240
0060295244
9780060295233
0060295236
Branch Call Number: j B MYERS W
Characteristics: 214 pages ; 22 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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