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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,001 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: Joe Morton Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Franky Kuan | 2/18/2014

    " This book is one the those books that I really like it. It brings out Walter Dean Myers writing style and lesson he could teach us in life. Since this book reflects his life and a timeine for readers to understand. This book can really make readers understand Walter Dean Myers life and how he have started his writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ms. Majerus | 2/12/2014

    " I love most of the books that Walter Dean Myers writes, but this is one of my favorites. It tells about his life as a kid and teenager. He was smart, but not always a good student and he got himself into trouble sometimes. It reminded me a lot of some of the students I teach :). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ezekiel Evans | 2/3/2014

    " This book is funny at times to me. The book tells about his childhood. I think anybody who wants to know about others childhood should read this book. Walter Dean Myers was a very interesting young man as he grew up. But mostly everybody grew up getting in trouble as a young one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Breanny711 | 1/20/2014

    " For a memoir assignment, I've just finished reading Bad Boy. This book is great! Tis book has to do with a boy who has had a very troubled childhood. When he was a child he always got into fights and broke things when he didn't get people's attention. However once he got older, he began tonsee the world differently, "the way an author would see it". Once Walter got older he found something that suited him, that connected to his way of life, writing. During his childhood Walter began to see how the world really is. He noticed that whites were treated better than blacks and that whites had a better opportunity for success when blacks didn't. He then considered himself to be without a race, because he would rather be himself than what the whole world thinks he his. A black boy. Writing has helped Walter connect with others even if they couldn't read, like his father. Walter called it " a wall that forever separated us". Even though his father couldn't understand the words, he still knew how Walter felt about his writing , which is how he lived his way of life. Walter's story taught me that there's always something that can help you find a better path in life. And to separate yourself from everyone else, the world. Be your own person, it's who you're meant to be. "

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