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Monster

by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014,

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 23 Libraries 24 of 25 copies
Available (22)
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Avalon Public Library Teen TEEN FIC MYE
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Baldwin Borough Library Young Adult YA MYE
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Brentwood Library Storage YOUNG ADULT Myers
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Young Adult Fiction YA Mye
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CLP - Beechview Teen Fiction TEEN PAPERBACK Myers
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Young Adult Fiction YA Fic Mye
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Young Adult Fiction YA F MYE
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Clairton Public Library Young Adult YA MYER
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA FIC MYE
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA FIC MYE
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Young Adult YA FIC MYE
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Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F MYERS 1999 CRAFTON 5/16
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Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA MYER
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Green Tree Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA MYE
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books MYERS Walter Dean
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F MYERS
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA FIC MYERS
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA MYE
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA Fic Mye
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Scott Township Library Fiction YA FIC MYERS
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN MYERS
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Whitehall Public Library Teen Fiction YA Myers
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Noncirculating (2)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rj FICTION Myers
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Northland Public Library Teen YA R FIC MYERS
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North Versailles Public Library Young Adult IN TRANSIT
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 9-12. Myers combines an innovative format, complex moral issues, and an intriguingly sympathetic but flawed protagonist in this cautionary tale of a 16-year-old on trial for felony murder. Steve Harmon is accused of acting as lookout for a robbery that left a victim dead; if convicted, Steve could serve 25 years to life. Although it is clear that Steve did participate in the robbery, his level of involvement is questionable, leaving protagonist and reader to grapple with the question of his guilt. An amateur filmmaker, Steve tells his story in a combination of film script and journal. The "handwritten" font of the journal entries effectively uses boldface and different sizes of type to emphasize particular passages. The film script contains minimal jargon, explaining camera angles (CU, POV, etc.) when each term first appears. Myers' son Christopher provides the black-and-white photos, often cropped and digitally altered, that complement the text. Script and journal together create a fascinating portrait of a terrified young man wrestling with his conscience. The tense drama of the courtroom scenes will enthrall readers, but it is the thorny moral questions raised in Steve's journal that will endure in readers' memories. Although descriptions of the robbery and prison life are realistic and not overly graphic, the subject matter is more appropriate for high-school-age than younger readers. (Reviewed May 1, 1999)0060280778Debbie Carton"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Trials (Murder) -- Juvenile fiction.
Prisons -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction.
Prisons -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :HarperCollins Publishers,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Myers, Christopher, illustrator.
Language English
Awards Michael L. Printz Award, 2000
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2000
Description 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780060280772
0060280778
9780060280789
0060280786
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