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“I’ll take my characters to bed.” Walter Dean Myers on his writing process and routines.

On this day in 1937, the prolific author Walter Dean Myers was born Walter Milton Myers in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The three-time National Book Award finalist was known for his realistic, groundbreaking, affecting portrayals of the Black urban experience, which did not shy away from critically examining racism, anti-Blackness, class, and coming-of-age struggles. Monster (1999) was adapted for film in 2018 and featured Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Ehle, and John David Washington.
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'Monster' trailer brings Walter Dean Myers novel to life

April 6 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the film Monster. The streaming service shared a trailer for the legal drama Tuesday featuring Kelvin Harrison, Jr., as Steve Harmon, an honor student and aspiring filmmaker who is charged with murder. The preview opens with scenes of Steve spending...
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‘Monster’ Trailer: The Award-Winning Novel From Walter Dean Myers is Now a Netflix Movie

Monster, based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers, had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. But oddly enough, it never found an official wide release – until now. Netflix scooped the adaptation up and will finally release it in May, with the first trailer now available to watch below. The movie follows a seventeen-year-old film student whose entire life gets turned upside down when he’s charged with felony murder.
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