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Bad Boy

A Memoir

by Walter Dean Myers

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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 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.

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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 6, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780061974939
  • Release date: October 6, 2009

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780061974939
  • File size: 2167 KB
  • Release date: October 6, 2009

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  • File size: 2265 KB
  • Release date: December 2, 2008


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ATOS: 6.5
Lexile Score: 970
Interest Level: 4-8(MG)

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 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.

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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: October 6, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780061974939
    Release date: October 6, 2009

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780061974939
    File size: 2167 KB
    Release date: October 6, 2009

    PDF eBook
    File size: 2265 KB
    Release date: December 2, 2008

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 6.5
    Lexile Score: 970
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
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