Kent State by Deborah Wiles audiobook

Kent State

By Deborah Wiles
Read by Lauren Ezzo

Scholastic Audio Books 9781338356281
1.98 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781338636345

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War. 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 of what happened and why. Told in multiple voices from a number of vantage points -- protestor, Guardsman, townie, student -- Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio . . . an event that, even 50 years later, still resonates deeply.

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From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War.
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 of what happened and why. Told in multiple voices from a number of vantage points -- protestor, Guardsman, townie, student -- Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio . . . an event that, even 50 years later, still resonates deeply.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A well-researched and deeply moving portrait of an iconic moment in US history.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“In her account, Wiles implicitly challenges her readers to find parallels between then and now and, in so doing, does a service to history. An important book not to be missed.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Deborah Wiles

Author Bio: Deborah Wiles

Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book Freedom Summer, as well as several novels, including Love, Ruby Lavender; The Aurora County All-Stars; and Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist. She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 1.98
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English