Monster

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 336 pages

This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial.

Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives.

Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist.

Monster is now a major motion picture called All Rise and starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky.

The late Walter Dean Myers was a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, who was known for his commitment to realistically depicting kids from his hometown of Harlem.

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User Review  - TNAEWWF123 - LibraryThing

This is a book I have known about for years. Not only have I seen its cover at my job, but it is one of the few older YA books I see in stores like Target. The story centers on Steve Harmon, a sixteen ... Read full review

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User Review  - NadineC.Keels - LibraryThing

Half of those jurors...believed you were guilty the moment they laid eyes on you. You're young, you're Black, and you're on trial. What else do they need to know? At sixteen years old, Steve Harmon is ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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