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Deborah Wiles - 'Kent State' (online)

Note: This is a virtual event.

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.

“I hope Kent State will bring this tragic story to a generation of young people who may not have heard it. I hope that it helps add to the national narrative on gun violence in our country, and spurs young people to activism so that they register to vote – and then do vote – and change the world. I want them to know that their choices matter, that voting matters, that speaking up and out matters, that they construct their lives, and our future, with each choice they make. We all do. And each of us can make a difference, especially when we work together.” –Deborah Wiles

Deborah Wiles has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air-raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Wiles will be in conversation with her editor, David Levithan.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
via Zoom
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338356281
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 21st, 2020

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.


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