Kent State by Deborah Wiles audiobook

Kent State

By Deborah Wiles
Read by Lauren Ezzo

Scholastic Audio Books 9781338356281
1.98 Hours 1
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From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece 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 -- Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio . . . an event that, even 50 years later, still resonates deeply.

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An Audiofile Magazine “Best of the Year” selection

A Booklist Pick of Audiobooks of the Month

From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece 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 -- Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio . . . an event that, even 50 years later, still resonates deeply.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The tangle of voices is stunningly realized.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“The format effectively captures the pain, confusion, and conflicting perspectives of the time while also making direct connections to current acts of gun violence and governmental overreach.” Horn Book (starred review)
“The narrators give voice to several witnesses, each with a unique perspective…Christopher Gebauer, as Student #1, uses a calm, steady voice to defuse the impatient anger of the activist student, portrayed by Lauren Ezzo. The insistent tone of Korey Jackson as a member of the Black United Students provides historical context. Christina Delaine and Johnny Heller, as townies, speak with hurt and confusion of dissension they don’t understand, and Roger Wayne, as the Guardsman, adds an important perspective. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A well-researched and deeply moving portrait of an iconic moment in US history.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Wiles implicitly challenges her readers to find parallels between then and now and, in so doing, does a service to history.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Deborah Wiles

Author Bio: Deborah Wiles

Deborah Wiles is the author of several books, including Each Little Bird That Sings and Revolution, both finalists for the National Book Award.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 1.98
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English