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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA WIL 2020 (Text) 0002205640879 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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Summary, etc.:
Imagine: You are a student in America. You are protesting a war. Or maybe you are just walking to class. The National Guard is called onto your campus. Imagine you are a young guardsman. The protest grows stronger. So does the confusion, the chaos, the fear. The guardsmen open fire. Imagine this is your school. Imagine this is your town. Imagine this is your town. Imagine this is your country. Imagine American troops firing on American students. Imagine the four students who died. No. Remember the four students who died. Because all of this happened. On May 4, 1970, at Kent State University in Ohio, all of this happened. Now we need to talk about it. Because if we don't talk about it, it will happen again. Deborah Wiles's Kent State is an astonishing reckoning with the events of May 4, 1970, told in many voices at many angles, to better reach the very human truth of what occurred and to show that underneath every tragedy, we must find a call to action.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 15-17. Scholastic Press.
Grades 10-12. Scholastic Press.
HL640L Lexile
Decoding demand: 96 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 91 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970 > Juvenile fiction.
College students > Juvenile fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Protest movements > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse > Juvenile literature.
Kent (Ohio) > Juvenile fiction.
Kent (Ohio) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Campus fiction.
Historical fiction.

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