Bad Boy: A Memoir

Bad Boy: A Memoir



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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About the Author

Walter Dean Myers (August 12, 1937-July 1,2014) was a writer of children’s books who wrote more than a hundred books for children and young adults. He was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in 1937.

He had a decent, loving family – which the average man dreams of having – that included his wife, two sons, and a daughter. His daughter Karen sadly passed away before him.

One of his sons, Christopher, became an author and illustrator and illustrated his father’s work.

Myers had a rather lengthy writing career – a whopping 45 years in total. Sadly, he died in New York City on July 1, 2014, after a brief illness.

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