The first winner of the Prinz Award now in paperback! He’s young. He’s black. And sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner has been shot and killed during a robbery, and word is that Steve served as the lookout. Guilty or innocent, Steve has become a pawn in the system. He’s been called a monster, and worse. As a way of coping with the horrific events that entangle him, Steve, an amateur filmmaker, decides to transcribe his trial into a movie script. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred until he can no longer tell who he is or what is the truth. Winner of or runner up for four major awards, Monster is Walter Dean Myers at his riveting best. This new edition now includes a reading group guide.