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Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014)

Autor de Monster

153+ Obras 32,909 Miembros 1,186 Reseñas 21 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in mostrar más the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Fallen Angels, Bad Boy, Darius and Twig, Scorpions, Lockdown, Sunrise Over Fallujah, Invasion, Juba!, and On a Clear Day. He also collaborated with his son Christopher, an artist, on a number of picture books for young readers including We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart and Harlem, which received a Caldecott Honor Award, as well as the teen novel Autobiography of My Dead Brother. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for Monster, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. He also won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness, at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Walter Dean Myers

Monster (1999) 5,103 copias
Fallen Angels (1988) 1,891 copias
Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008) 1,355 copias
Slam! (1996) 1,262 copias
Bad Boy: A Memoir (2001) 1,174 copias
Un Lugar Entre Las Sombras (1992) 1,095 copias
Los escorpiones (1988) 1,054 copias
The Glory Field (1994) 805 copias
Hoops (2008) 758 copias
Harlem (1997) 701 copias
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (2001) 577 copias
Shooter (2004) 480 copias
Lockdown (2010) 426 copias
The Cruisers (2010) 406 copias
145th Street: Short Stories (2000) 401 copias
Game (2008) 371 copias
Dope Sick (2009) 358 copias
Riot (2009) 356 copias
Street Love (2006) 337 copias
Monster: A Graphic Novel (2015) 335 copias
Handbook for Boys: A Novel (2002) 325 copias
Jazz (2006) 321 copias
Looking Like Me (2009) 304 copias
The Beast (2003) 270 copias
Darius & Twig (2013) 259 copias
Harlem Summer (2007) 256 copias
Kick (2011) 247 copias
Darnell Rock Reporting (1994) 230 copias
All the Right Stuff (2012) 207 copias
Invasion (2013) 185 copias
The Weather Baby (2000) 184 copias
The Outside Shot (1984) 181 copias
Blues Journey (2003) 179 copias
The Mouse Rap (1990) 177 copias
The Young Landlords (1979) 177 copias
Won't Know Till I Get There (1875) 171 copias
The Dream Bearer (2003) 159 copias
Juba!: A Novel (2015) 156 copias
Shadow of the Red Moon (1995) 143 copias
On a Clear Day (2014) 132 copias
The Legend of Tarik (1981) 131 copias
Crystal (1987) 125 copias
It Ain't All for Nothin' (1979) 109 copias
Just Write: Here's How! (2012) 105 copias
The Blues of Flats Brown (2000) 72 copias
Motown and Didi (1862) 65 copias
Carmen (2011) 65 copias
Tales of a Dead King (1983) 58 copias
The dragon takes a wife (1995) 57 copias
Victory for Jamie (1977) 45 copias
Cruisers Book 4: Oh, Snap! (2013) 39 copias
The Golden Serpent (1980) 36 copias
Three Swords for Granada (2002) 31 copias
Looking for the Easy Life (2011) 25 copias
Fighter (2003) 11 copias
Where does the day go? (1969) 11 copias
The Test (1992) 10 copias
Sweet illusions (1987) 6 copias
Brainstorm (1977) 5 copias
The dancers (1972) 5 copias
Mojo and the Russians (1977) 5 copias
Fly, Jimmy, fly! (1974) 5 copias
TAKING SIDES (18 Pine St) (1994) 3 copias
Harlem blues (1996) 3 copias
The Nicholas Factor (1983) 3 copias
Pirate a short story (2011) 2 copias
Sky Man (18 Pine Street) (1994) 2 copias
Peto (2000) 2 copias
The House With 9 Rooms (2011) 2 copias
Tags (HarperTeen Impulse) (2013) 2 copias
Sg Fallen Angels W/Conn (2001) 1 copia
Monster - Activity Pack (2005) 1 copia
The Cruisers 1 copia
the outsider 1 copia
18 pine st. 1 copia
Monstrul 1 copia
Potwor (2021) 1 copia

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Monster by Walter Dean Myer en EDE3343 Teaching Adol Lit MS Sp 2012 (enero 2012)


Very quick read, which was great, but it was also very interesting. The way the author set up the book was unique and although the story ended with questions left unanswered, I feel that is what makes the book special. How reliable is the narrator? What really happened? “What did she see?”... great story...probably good for late middle school early high school readers because of some of the rape mentioning a in the prison, just FYI.
jbrownleo | 349 reseñas más. | Mar 27, 2024 |
Representation: Black characters
Trigger warnings: Murder, imprisonment, physical assault and injury, blood depiction, drug use mentioned
Score: Six points out of ten.
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I saw Monster displayed on the shelves of a library I went to so after I read another book, I immediately seized the opportunity to get it by picking it up. Afterwards, I read Monster, but when I finished it, I thought it had flaws that forced me to lower its rating. Maybe the original text will be a better reading experience for me.

It starts with the first person I see, Steve Harmon, who is arrested and awaiting trial for a murder accusation. He finds an opportunity to live through that journey like it is a movie, and thus the court case begins. There are some flashbacks to explain what happened before the police arrested Steve like the other characters who committed a robbery and, most prominently, the murder of a person. Despite Monster being under 200 pages, it still felt slow paced, allowing me to see the flaws, of which there are many. Why is the art black and white? I can understand that to be intentional, but I would've liked it if the art was full colour. The characters were hard to connect or relate with and the font was hard to read, dampening my reading experience. The conclusion petered out as the legal drama comes to an end.
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Law_Books600 | 24 reseñas más. | Feb 26, 2024 |
I enjoyed this book. I liked the journal entries better than the film script parts though. Maybe that was because I read it too fast; I don't know. But I can say I have never read a novel like this before.
Dances_with_Words | 349 reseñas más. | Jan 6, 2024 |
I read the original version first (the non graphic novel). I like the idea of this as a graphic novel, but after reading this I think the original book was a better format. The story is impactful in both formats, but I think it works better in the original.
Dances_with_Words | 24 reseñas más. | Jan 6, 2024 |



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