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Bad Boy: A Memoir
Contributor(s): Myers, Walter Dean (Author)

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ISBN: 0064472884     ISBN-13: 9780064472883
Publisher: Amistad Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2020

Annotation: From bad boy to role model, Myers recalls growing up in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Literary
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Boys & Men
- Young Adult Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African American
Dewey: B
LCCN: 00052978
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 970(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.51" H x 5" W x 7.32" (0.30 lbs) 240 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 05/06/2002 pg. 60
Kliatt 07/01/2002 pg. 36
Publishers Weekly 05/06/2002
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 49772
Reading Level: 6.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
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Publisher Description:
In his own words...

As a boy, Walter Dean 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 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 his books for comfort.

In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, 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 strongest voices in young people's literature today.

Contributor Bio(s): Myers, Walter Dean: -

Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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