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Bad Boy - A Memoir

Walter Dean Myers

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Morton

Length:

4h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:00


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

41:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:29