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Bad Boy

A Memoir

By Walter Dean Myers, 1937-

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.

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Publish Date

2001

ISBN

0060295236


Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Title: Bad boy : a memoir / by Walter Dean Myers.
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Subject: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937- -- Childhood and youth. Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography African American authors -- Biography Children's stories -- Authorship
Isbn: 0060295236 0060295244 (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 2
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: B Myers
Oclc: 45438156
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Bib Id: 165055

Format: Book
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Title: Bad boy : a memoir / by Walter Dean Myers.
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Description: 214 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937- -- Childhood and youth.
Subjects: Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Subjects: African American authors -- Biography
Subjects: Children's stories -- Authorship
LCCN: 00052978
ISBN: 0060295236
ISBN: 0060295244 (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 2
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: B Myers