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Monster
Contributor(s): Myers, Walter Dean (Author)

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ISBN: 0064407314     ISBN-13: 9780064407311
Publisher: Amistad Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2019
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Annotation: Young, black, 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred until he can no longer tell who he is or what the truth is. Illustrations.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
- Young Adult Fiction | People & Places - United States - African American
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Violence
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2005271749
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 1330(Not Available)
Series: Monster
Physical Information: 0.88" H x 4.93" W x 7.17" (0.54 lbs) 288 pages
Themes:
- Demographic Orientation - Urban
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Geographic Orientation - New York
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/14/2001 pg. 85
Booklist 05/01/2001 pg. 1611
Ingram Children's Advance 05/01/2001 pg. 80
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 111
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 29945
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 5.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
FADE IN: INTERIOR: Early morning in CELL BLOCK D, MANHATTAN DETENTION CENTER.

Steve (Voice-Over) Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady prosecutor called me ... Monster.


Contributor Bio(s): Myers, Walter Dean: -

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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