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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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Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects 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 his books for comfort. Here in his own words is the story of one of the strongest voices in children's and young adult literature today.

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The author relates his experiences growing up in Harlem, the home of Sugar Ray Robinson and Langston Hughes, in the 1940s and 1950s.

Table of Contents

Roots — Harlem — Let's hear it for the first grade — Arithmetic summer — Bad boy — Mr. Irwin Lasher — I am not the center of the universe — Writer observes — Sonnets from the Portuguese — Heady days at Stuyvesant High — Garment center — God and Dylan Thomas — Marks on paper — Stranger — Dr. Holiday — Being black — 1954 — Sweet sixteen — Typist — Books I've typed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061974939
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Publisher:
HarperTempest
Author:
Walter Dean Myers
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
African American authors
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020507
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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"Synopsis" by , Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects 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 his books for comfort. Here in his own words is the story of one of the strongest voices in children's and young adult literature today.
"Synopsis" by , The author relates his experiences growing up in Harlem, the home of Sugar Ray Robinson and Langston Hughes, in the 1940s and 1950s.
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