Sep 29, 2020
Deborah Wiles (@DeborahWiles101
KENT STATE. Deborah is known for a great number of outstanding
middle grade novels, but her YA debut is one that I believe will
fully stop you in your tracks. KENT STATE is a novel in verse or
perhaps more accurately a novel in voices about the events on May
4th, 1970 which led to members of the Ohio National Guard opening
fire into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing
four and wounding nine Kent State students. It is a book about
events that took place over 50 years ago, but it is also
inseparably a story about what is going on right now. It’s a novel
that examines the importance of social justice and what it means to
be an American. It is a retelling that will move you.
You can access even more information about this book and its
author by visiting www.matthewcwinner.com/blog.
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