Bad Boy: A Memoir by Walter Dean MyersBad Boy: A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers

Bad Boy: A Memoir

byWalter Dean Myers

Paperback | May 7, 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.

Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, winner of the first Michael L. Printz award, and Harlem, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Book. The inaugural recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for child...
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Title:Bad Boy: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.45 inPublished:May 7, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064472884

ISBN - 13:9780064472883

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Writer's Life This is the memoir of Walter Dean Myers, an award winning author of children's books. He talks about his early life growing up in Harlem. The stories he shares are insightful and funny. He talks about struggling and trying to find his way as a person and as a writer. I learned a lot about a time and place that is so different from my own.
Date published: 2017-08-12

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“This memoir joins the ranks of stellar literary autobiographies, such as Fleischman’s Abracadabra Kid and Zindel’s Pigman and Me.”