Monstro Summary
Junot Díaz

Everything you need to understand or teach Monstro by Junot Díaz.

  • Monstro Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Monstro Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Monstro Overview

"Monstro" is a short story by Junot Diaz in the science-fiction genre. The story gives a contemporary updating to the conventional tropes of the zombie apocalypse story. Diaz subverts the genre by making this end-of-the-world chronicle a coming-of-age story, as its unnamed narrator looks back on a fateful, lovestruck summer spent in the Dominican Republic when he was 19. Functioning as an allegory about the consequences of neglect of the planetary ecology and human community, "Monstro" also touches on themes of race and class, imperialism and colonialism, the decline of American influence, and science versus superstition.

Lesson Plan

Monstro Lesson Plans contain 64 pages of teaching material, including: