Monster- Walter Dean Meyers


This is a multi-genre piece written in the format of journals and a screenplay.  It deals with an under-privileged black boy on trial for murder. I think it could capture the attention of reluctant readers. Especially black males or students who have been incarcerated.  I would use this in an 8th or 9th grade classroom as well as recommend it for individual reading.  I really enjoyed this book.
Awards:

Printz Award 2000

National Book Award Finalist

Coretta Scott King Award

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