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, secr...more
Though kids might enjoy learning more about Myers because they've read his work, I'm not sure they'll appreciate the very thing in the book that I loved: Myers' thoughtful exploration of identity, in particular, the identity of...more
if you enjoy books about a young boys struggle to read while growing up on the streets in a poor family in Harlem. as a young boy walter myers would go to hte library and carry them home in a brown paper bag in a futil attempt not to be teased by the other kids. As a kid he loved to read and was destined to be an writer until he came to r...more
You need to read this book right now if you are any or all of the following:
1. A writer
2. A parent
3. A teenager
4. A former teenager
5. A teacher
Myers' book "Monster" is required reading in a lot of secondary English classes, but I haven't heard of "Bad Boy" being on many lists. It should be. This is one of those very few and far between books that I want to re-read the minute I finish it. I wish I would've discovered it sooner. I can connect with "Bad Boy" on so man...more
In the story there are many parts of how Walter, the main character, is supposly a bad boy in school and at home with the family. Walter is not really a bad boy as other people see him, but as the sto...more
Walter Dean Myers
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I never knew how much struggles African-American people had to go through during the past when racism was accepted. After I read the book Bad Boy, by Walter Dean Myers my view of racism changed. I never really understood the term racism until I read the memoir of Walter Dean Myers as a young African-American boy living during the time of racism.
In Bad Boy the book is about a young African-American boy around...more
This story is being told by kind of long sentences and chapters. He talks a lot about he getting into trouble and getting into fights at...more
I actually thought the book was going to be about a random kid, but who would’ve thought Walter Dean Myers, an excellent writer, had been a bad boy. He reminds me a lot of me because I always used to get into trouble too.
I remember when I saw my little cousin lie to his mom about the bruises on his...more
Genre: Young Adult, Non-Fiction, Memoir
Rating: **** In this beautiful memoir, Walter Dean Myers describes what it was like to be a black boy growing up in 1950’s in Harlem New York. He lets us into his world were he struggles to fit in with his peers after he discovers that he is smart.
Summary: There is no other place that Walter Milton Myers would rather grow up than in Harlem. He loves the colors, the sound...more
The plot of the book Bad boy was amazing I love it because it is a true story of Walter dean Myers life. I love how it shows the progression of his life like when he finds out he is adopted and he goes to find h...more
Citation/ ordering information: MYERS, Walter Dean. A Memoir. 224p. HarperCollins. May 2001. Tr $15.95. ISBN 0-06-029523-6; PLB $15.89. ISBN 0-06-029524-4.
The audience for both books would be middle school students and up. The books may be more attractive to males than females. I would put both of these book in the hands of a...more
“Bad Boy” is a memoir written by Myers. Myers wrote about his young life. This book has small size, it has 214 pages,and no pictures in this book.
This book talked about a black boy was borned in Harlem, he has two sisters, both of them
like music and dancing. He always dance on the street to get money to buy some snacks.And he
didn’t like Jewish boys,the Jewish boys never hit back when someone hit them, they always let
black people cha...more
Native American mother and a black father. Race was not a conscious part of his happy childhood in Harlem. Family, church and the books his mother read to him were the core of his early years. As he grew and went to school, he felt increasingly set apart by his love of books and poetry as well as by the speech impediment that embarrassed him. He longed for a friend "who would be a secret reader as I was, who would feel the same sense of being alone as...more
This story is being told by kind of long sentences and chapters. He talks a lot about he getting into trouble and getting into fights...more
Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia but moved to Harlem with his foster parents at age three. He was brought up and went to public school there. He attended Stuyvesant High School until the age of seventeen when he joined the army.
After serving four years in the army, he worked at various jobs and earned a BA from Empi...more