Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 304 pages, 7.63 × 5.63 × 1.06 in
Published: April 19, 2001
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0064407314
ISBN - 13: 9780064407311
About the Book
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.
From the Publisher
FADE IN: INTERIOR: Early morning in CELL BLOCK D, MANHATTAN DETENTION CENTER.
Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can makemy 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.
About the Author
Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, winner of the first Michael L. Printz award, and Harlem, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Book. The inaugural recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. He lives in New Jersey with his family.
“Myers grapples with complex moral questions that will definitely make readers stop and think. (Booklist, Editors' Choice 1999)