Thursday, October 15, 2015

On Shelves Now: MONSTER: A GRAPHIC NOVEL by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

160 p.
Publisher: Amistad
Ages: 13 and up

Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. As Steve acclimates to juvenile detention and goes to trial, he envisions the ordeal as a movie. Monster 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.

Now Monster has been adapted into a graphic novel by Guy A. Sims, with stunning black-and-white art from Dawud Anyabwile, Guy’s brother.

Fans of Monster—and even kids who think they don’t like to read-—and of Walter alike will devour this graphic adaptation, which is being published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback.

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