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by Walter Dean Myers Illustrated by Christopher Myers

Young, black 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner and could face the death penalty. 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.

Praise for Monster

"Myers adeptly allows each character to speak for him or herself, leaving readers to judge for themselves." — Booklist

Coretta Scott King Honor Book
National Book Award Finalist

14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

About the Author and Illustrator

Walter Dean Myers Walter Dean Myers is the beloved author of such children's and young adult books as Fallen Angels, Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, and Harlem, among many more. His many awards include two Newbery Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the Michael J. Printz Award.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Christopher Myers Learn about award-winning children's book illustrator Christopher Myers. The first book Meyers illustrated was Shadow of the Red Moon.

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