Book Aimed At Young Readers Tells Story of Kent State Shootings
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FEATURING DEBORAH WILES – May 4th 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings in Ohio when four students were killed by armed National Guardsmen while protesting the expansion of the Vietnam War. The deaths of the students, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder, shocked the nation and marked what many viewed as a political turning point in America.
Now, telling that story in a unique form aimed at young adults is Deborah Wiles, whose new book is called simply Kent State.
Deborah Wiles is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including the beloved Love, Ruby Lavender and two National Book Award finalists–Each Little Bird That Sings and Revolution. She is also an NAACP Book Award finalist, E.B. White Award winner, Golden Kite Award winner, Jane Addams Peace Award Finalist, and recipient of a PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. Her newest book is aimed at young adults and is titled simply Kent State.