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Bad boy: a memoir

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HarperCollins
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English
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Lexile measure:
970L
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Y
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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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ISBN:
9780060295233
9780060839161
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 6.5, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
970L
Fountas & Pinnell:
Y
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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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subject_facetAfrican American authors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Authors, American -- Juvenile literature
Autobiography -- Juvenile literature
Children's stories -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature
Myers, Walter Dean, -- 1937-2014 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature
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title_fullBad Boy A Memoir
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African Americans
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Childhood and youth
Children's stories
Myers, Walter Dean
Young Adult Fiction