Bad Boy: A Memoir Walter Dean Myers

Bad Boy: A Memoir

Author: Walter Dean Myers
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Book Title
Bad Boy: A Memoir
Author
Walter Dean Myers
ISBN
9780064472883
A classic memoir that's gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable from the bestselling former National Ambassador of Books for Young People. A strong choice for summer reading--an engaging and powerful autobiographical exploration of growing up a so-called bad boy in Harlem in the 1940s.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.Don't miss this memoir by New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers, one of the most important voices of our time. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Walter Dean MyersPublisher: Amistad PressPublished: 05/12/2020ISBN: 9780064472883Pages: 240Weight: 0.30lbsSize: 7.32h x 5.00w x 0.51dReview Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 05/06/2002 pg. 60Kliatt 07/01/2002 pg. 36Publishers Weekly 05/06/2002Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 49772 / Bad Boy: A MemoirReading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 8

A classic memoir that's gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable from the bestselling former National Ambassador of Books for Young People. A strong choice for summer reading--an engaging and powerful autobiographical exploration of growing up a so-called bad boy in Harlem in the 1940s.

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.

Don't miss this memoir by New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers, one of the most important voices of our time.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Amistad Press
Published: 05/12/2020
ISBN: 9780064472883
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.32h x 5.00w x 0.51d

Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 05/06/2002 pg. 60
Kliatt 07/01/2002 pg. 36
Publishers Weekly 05/06/2002

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 49772 / Bad Boy: A Memoir
Reading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 8

A classic memoir that's gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable from the bestselling former National Ambassador of Books for Young People. A strong choice for summer reading--an engaging and powerful autobiographical exploration of growing up a so-called bad boy in Harlem in the 1940s.

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.

Don't miss this memoir by New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers, one of the most important voices of our time.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Amistad Press
Published: 05/12/2020
ISBN: 9780064472883
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.32h x 5.00w x 0.51d

Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 05/06/2002 pg. 60
Kliatt 07/01/2002 pg. 36
Publishers Weekly 05/06/2002

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 49772 / Bad Boy: A Memoir
Reading Level: 6.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 8