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Bad Boy: A Memoir

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A classic memoir that's gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable from the bestselling former National Ambassador of Books for Young People. A strong choice for summer reading—an engaging and powerful autobiographical exploration of growing up a so-called "bad boy" in Harlem in the 1940s.

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 (and he eventually succeeded).

But as his hope 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 to his books for comfort.

Don’t miss this memoir by New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers, one of the most important voices of our time. 

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Product # 38977-G
ISBN-13 9783100389770
ISBN-10 310038977
Author Myers, Walter Dean
Grade Level 8-9
Interest Level 6-10
Fiction/Nonfiction Fiction
Guided Reading Level Y
Lexile Level 970
Publisher HarperCollins
Multicultural African American