Happy book birthday to Kent State by Deborah Wiles! This book details what was definitely a tragic time in our history. What began as a protest against a war soon turned into the murder of four students. Wiles’ book is a fictional account of the event, told from a variety of perspectives and certainly worth giving consideration.

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kent stateAn 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.

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