Kent State

Kent State

An 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.

Title:Kent State
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781338356281
Format Type:

    Kent State Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    Ohio, sung live in 1971 by Neil Young, solo acoustic:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdVMG...Survivors from Kent State speak, 50 years later, in May, 2020:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I26iW...On Ma...

  • Rama

    Dissent & DeathIn this book, the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970 by the Ohio National Guard is narrated in a poetical form. This shooting during an antiwar demonstration resulted in the killing fo...

  • Donalyn

    Powerful, well-researched, and brilliantly written. ...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by EdelweissThis is a well-researched and interestingly written novel. I was looking forward to it because I was living in Kent on May 4, 1970 and have thought this topic was ripe for m...

  • Cheryl A

    In this slim but powerful volume, author Deborah Wiles has issued an invitation to us all to not only remember the events at Kent State, but to have a dialogue on power, perception and protest. Told i...

  • Kelly

    There are a lot of voices in this slim verse novel, and though the purpose of them is to exploit the chaos around the Kent State massacre, as a reader I found it extremely hard to tell who was who unt...

  • Ms. B

    3.5 stars, a well written novel in verse chronicling the days leading up to the Kent State shootings in May 1970. Even though tbe story is short, younger readers readers without background knowledge o...

  • Darla

    This is a story in verse with multiple viewpoints contributing to the conversation. It will be well worth revisiting in audio and could win some awards if the end product is as good as this title dese...

  • Karen

    Intense, full-cast audio drama with music and sound effects. Stellar audiobook production. Although it’s a quick listen, less than 2 hours long, this is a listening experience I will never forget. P...

  • Alexa L

    WOW! I'm embarrassed to say I didn't know as much as I thought about the Kent State shootings and this really opened my eyes. The audiobook was one of the best I've ever listened to with a full cast, ...