Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with 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.
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