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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338356281
  • ISBN: 1338356283
  • Physical Description: xi, 132 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a note by the author describing the sources for this story.
Summary, etc.:
Told from different points of view--protesters, students, National Guardsmen, and "townies"--recounts the story of what happened at Kent State in May 1970, when four college students were killed by National Guardsmen, and a student protest was turned into a bloody battlefield.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 15-17. Scholastic Press.
Grades 10-12. Scholastic Press.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* History records that on May 4, 1970, four students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, were shot and killed by members of the Ohio National Guard during a campus demonstration against the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. This is the story of that day and the three days of unrest preceding it. Wiles tells her story through unattributed voices of students and townspeople, of National Guardsmen, of Black and white individuals, of all those involved. To differentiate the voices, they are set in various typefaces and arranged on the page in columns, evoking a kind of call-and-response. The voices often meld into a deliberately confusing cacophony, reflecting the lingering uncertainty over certain details of those four days; rumors remain, and it is often forgotten, for example, that nine other students were injured on May 4. Wiles lists their names as well as those of the four who were killed: Sandy Scheuer, Bill Schroeder, Jeff Miller, and Allison Krause. She writes movingly about them and their short lives and brings a visceral energy to the events of the tragedy. 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. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* History records that on May 4, 1970, four students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, were shot and killed by members of the Ohio National Guard during a campus demonstration against the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. This is the story of that day and the three days of unrest preceding it. Wiles tells her story through unattributed voices of students and townspeople, of National Guardsmen, of Black and white individuals, of all those involved. To differentiate the voices, they are set in various typefaces and arranged on the page in columns, evoking a kind of call-and-response. The voices often meld into a deliberately confusing cacophony, reflecting the lingering uncertainty over certain details of those four days; rumors remain, and it is often forgotten, for example, that nine other students were injured on May 4. Wiles lists their names as well as those of the four who were killed: Sandy Scheuer, Bill Schroeder, Jeff Miller, and Allison Krause. She writes movingly about them and their short lives and brings a visceral energy to the events of the tragedy. 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. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book Freedom Summer and the novels: Love, Ruby Lavender; The Aurora County All-Stars; and Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist, and A Long Line of Cakes. She is also the author of the documentary novels Countdown and Revolution, a National Book Award Finalist, and Anthem. 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. You can visit her on the web at deborahwiles.com.

Subject: Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970 > Juvenile fiction.
College students > Juvenile fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Protest movements > Juvenile fiction.
Kent (Ohio) > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970 > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Protest movements > Fiction.
Universities and colleges > Fiction.
Kent (Ohio) > History > 20th century.
Kent State Shootings (Kent, Ohio : 1970)
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
College students.
Protest movements.
Ohio.
Ohio > Kent.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Historical fiction.
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