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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

Format: Large Print 2004
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Children's Large Print Books j Fic Myers, W CL 9610
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
Call Number  j Fic Myers, W CL 9610
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Large Print LP F MYERS 2004
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Large Print
Call Number  LP F MYERS 2004
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YAPB MYE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YAPB MYE
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Teen Large Print Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Teen Large Print Books
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
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) -- Fiction.
Prisons -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Thorndike Press,2004
Contributors Myers, Christopher.
Language English
Awards Michael L. Printz Award, 2000
Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2000
Description 271 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 0786270934 (lg. print : hardcover : alk. paper)
0786273631 (pbk.)
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