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Kent State (Digital Audiobook)

By Deborah Wiles, Christopher Gebauer (Narrator), Lauren Ezzo (Narrator), Christina Delaine (Narrator), Johnny Heller (Narrator), Roger Wayne (Narrator), Korey Jackson (Narrator), David de Vries (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 31, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/21/2020)
CD-Audio (4/21/2020)


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 fifty years later, still
resonates deeply

About the Author

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