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Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Steve Harmon is sixteen years old. He is in jail and on trial. His future is in the jury’s hands. This powerful story alternates between very personal journal entries from Steve and a more detached screenplay of his trial. Myers provides powerful insight into the consequences of our choices and the workings of the court system. It is a simple story that takes on powerful issues. Perfect for a middle school book study.

Recommended ages--12-16

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