Bad Boy: A Memoir

Bad Boy: A Memoir

Walter Dean Myers


In a memoir that's gripping, humorous, and eventually unforgettable, long island instances bestselling writer Walter Dean Myers travels again to his roots within the magical international of Harlem through the Nineteen Forties and Fifties. this is the tale of 1 of the main extraordinary writers of younger people's literature today.

As a boy, Myers used to be quick-tempered and bodily robust, consistently prepared for a struggle. He additionally learn voraciously—he may try out books from the library and hold them domestic, hidden in brown paper baggage to be able to steer clear of different boys' teasing. He aspired to be a author.

But whereas starting to be up in a terrible kinfolk in Harlem, his wish for a profitable destiny reduced as he got here to achieve absolutely the category and racial struggles that surrounded him. He started to doubt himself and the values that he had consistently trusted, attending highschool much less and no more, turning to the streets and to his books for comfort.

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