Kent Stateby Deborah Wiles
- Item #1736 in
- Grades: 9 - 12
- Ages: 14 - and up
Told in multiple voices—protestor, Guardsman, townie, student—this is a galvanizing picture of what happened in Ohio on May 4, 1970.
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
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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.