ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
New York Times Notable
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Publishers Weekly Best Book
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
National Book Award Finalist
Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Horn Book Fanfare
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Book Sense Pick
Michael L. Printz Award
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.