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Bad Boy: A Memoir

Walter Dean Myers (A)

List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - Auto Biography - 2002)

Description: 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 voraciouslyäóîhe 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. (224 pgs)

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Ashay says, "Walter Dean Myers was one the most acclaimed writers of his generation. He wrote several award winning books for teens and was consistent in featuring black characters and telling relatable stories. In this memoire he shares his own remarkable life story. Must have it for the classroom and library."

Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 7.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

 

 

ISBN: AAYA978-0064472883

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