Kent State

by Deborah Wiles


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  • Item #1736 in BookBeat BookBeat
    • Grades: 9 - 12
    • Ages: 14 - and up
    • Format: Hardcover Book
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Short Summary
Told in multiple voices—protestor, Guardsman, townie, student—this is a galvanizing picture of what happened in Ohio on May 4, 1970.

Good For:
Award-Winning Author, Novel in Verse, Exploring American History, Considering Point of View, Discussing Social Justice

Topics and Themes:
Vietnam War, Protest and Dissent, US History, Kent State Murders
This title contains adult themes, language, and subject matter and is only recommended for older readers.

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May 4, 1970. Kent State University.

As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed. To this day, there is still argument over what happened and why, and the significance of this event continues to resonate.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 9 - 12
    • Ages: 14 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-35628-1