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Bad Boy: A Memoir

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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.

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Philip Mattheiss thrilling account of his summer of 1994, when an incredible discovery gave him and his three closest friends the lifestyle they so desperately wanted, but also began to undermine the lives theyd just started to live.

Synopsis:

Jonathan, Sam, Schulz, and Eric usually spend their summers hanging out at the park, skateboarding and dreaming about the time when theyll finally move out of the suburbs. But in the summer of 1994, the four teenagers find a small fortune hidden inside an abandoned house. What starts out as a blessing soon turns into a curse, however, as stress, drugs, and dwindling funds raise some serious questions about the future. Eighteen years later Jonathan returns to that life-changing summer to tally up the cost of that discovery, exploring how a broken dream led to a totally renewed sense of purpose.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is a New York Timesbestselling and critically acclaimed author who has garnered much respect and admiration for his fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young people. Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064472883
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Author:
by Walter Dean Myers
Author:
Malczyk, Kathryn
Author:
Mattheis, Philipp
Publisher:
Amistad
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American authors
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Biographical - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
True Stories
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
20020507
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.21 in 22.88 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 224 pages Amistad Press - English 9780064472883 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

Philip Mattheiss thrilling account of his summer of 1994, when an incredible discovery gave him and his three closest friends the lifestyle they so desperately wanted, but also began to undermine the lives theyd just started to live.

"Synopsis" by , Jonathan, Sam, Schulz, and Eric usually spend their summers hanging out at the park, skateboarding and dreaming about the time when theyll finally move out of the suburbs. But in the summer of 1994, the four teenagers find a small fortune hidden inside an abandoned house. What starts out as a blessing soon turns into a curse, however, as stress, drugs, and dwindling funds raise some serious questions about the future. Eighteen years later Jonathan returns to that life-changing summer to tally up the cost of that discovery, exploring how a broken dream led to a totally renewed sense of purpose.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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