Monster is a young adult drama novel by american author walter dean myers and was published by harpercollins in 1999 it was nominated for the 1999 national book award for young people's literature, won the michael l printz award in 2000, and was named a coretta scott king award honor the same year. Free summary and analysis of the events in walter dean myers's monster that won't make you snore we promise. What college did walter dean myers attend none, he dropped out of high school + - continue esc reveal correct response spacebar monster by: walter dean myers 1 team 2 teams 3 teams 4 teams 5 teams 6 teams 7 teams 8 teams 9 teams 10 teams 11 teams 12 teams 13 teams 14 teams. Walter dean myers grew up in harlem, where steve is from myers has written a number of books and articles, the most notable aside from monster being fallen angels he received the margaret edwards award for his body of work in 1994, and the michael l printz award for monster in 2000. 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.
Monster by walter dean myers i made this for anne phillips' adolescent literature copyright 2011 autumn vanleeuwen. In monster, walter dean myers tells the story of steve harmon's trial the opening chapter introduces several motifs that will be present throughout the story. 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. Walter dean myers used steve's script as part of the story, which allows steve to see himself as an observer as well as what he knows is true in the opening of monster by walter dean myers, sixteen-year-old steve harmon is on trial for his alleged participation in a murder committed during the.
12 quotes from monster: '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. Written by walter dean myers, audiobook narrated by full cast sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today first time visiting audible shooter by: walter dean myers narrated by: chad coleman, bernie mcinerney, michelle santopietro. Monster summary twenty-five years to life in prison—that's the sentence facing our main man, steve harmon steve is pretty freaked out, in need of a way to deal with both the trial and the nastiness surrounding him in prison you might also like 54 terms monster by walter dean myers. Teacher's guide monster why did walter dean myers write monster in a screenplay format 2 what is the guiding principle of the united states legal system 3.
Book monster that is the case for steve harmon, a poor african-american in rundown harlem in the book monster by walter dean myers, which is a fascinating piece of young adult literature the story is told from steve's perspective in a movie format. Setting and character list and descriptions for monster by walter dean myers. Monster reading guide spark a spirited debate about the moral and social dilemmas that arise in walter dean myers's monster with the group discussion questions in this reading guide discussion of racism, social injustice, and criminality are covered in this gripping story. One theme in walter dean myers' book monster is the direction the lives of young black men in harlem can take if they don't have positive role models another theme finds the main character, steve, reconciling who he is with who others think he is steve harmon is a 16-year-old black man on trial. By walter dean myers author full cast narrator audiobook no, not my life, but of this experience i'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me monster.
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 trialpresented 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. Walter dean myers biography monster questions and answers the question and answer section for monster is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. The book monster by walter dean myers relates to my life and other's today because in the book steve conformed to society's expectations and was a sheep to his acquaintances, which relates to me a fair while ago, because not to long ago i followed my friends and did what they did even though. Someone put my hands behind my back, with shackles, and did the same with my legs, he said monster a cruel wicked and inhuman person but when they rolled back the rock, it was a frankenstein monster.
By walter dean myers there is a mirror over the steel sink in my cell it's six inches high, and scratched with the names of some guys who were here before me monster by by walter dean myers hardcover: 281 pages. Pre-reading activity making predictions 1 examine the cover of monster by walter dean myers what predictions do you have pre-reading activity anticipation guide for monster directions: before you begin reading monster by walter dean myers, fill out this anticipation guide. Language arts literature circle book project - monster by, walter dean myers. Why is steve innocent in the book monster by walter dean myers yes he is = actually he isn't may contain spoiler reason why he was proving to be innocent at the end and when steve harman was cheerful and hug o'brian she didn't hug him back why why u may ask do you.