Death at Kent State: How a Photograph Brought the Vietnam War Home to America
Death at Kent State: How a Photograph Brought the Vietnam War Home to America
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Series: Captured History   

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Annotation: It didn't seem possible. Four college students shot dead May 4, 1970, by Ohio National Guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War. The shootings at Kent State University would shock the nation and spark a mass student strike across the country, the only one in U.S. history. A photojournalism student's photograph of a teen girl crying in anguish over a victim's dead body would win the Pulitzer Prize and become a symbol of the antiwar movement.
Genre: Education
Catalog Number: #122901
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Compass Point
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 64 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7565-5424-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-7565-5424-8
Dewey: 378.771
LCCN: 2016008213
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* Iconic photographs capturing key historical moments litter textbooks, but sometimes the historical circumstances surrounding those photos get lost in the shuffle. Titles in the Captured History series aim to clarify that context by zeroing in on recognizable photos and outlining some of the events leading up to the moment as well as analyzing the photograph and its ultimate impact. In lucid, evenhanded text, Death at Kent State movingly explains the frustrations of protesters over U.S. involvement in Vietnam and the escalating panic that led to the National Guard opening fire on a crowd of college students e aftermath of which occupies this volume's central photo. Burgan also addresses the effects the photo had on national policy, and legal battles that followed the shooting. The approachable text, appealing layout, and fascinating lens through which to explore history are all bolstered by extensive source notes and additional resources.
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 61, 63) and index.
Word Count: 9,430
Reading Level: 7.4
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.4 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 197478 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 1080L
Guided Reading Level: Z
Fountas & Pinnell: Z

It didn't seem possible. Four college students shot dead May 4, 1970, by Ohio National Guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War. The shootings at Kent State University would shock the nation and spark a mass student strike across the country, the only one in U.S. history. A photojournalism student's photograph of a teen girl crying in anguish over a victim's dead body would win the Pulitzer Prize and become a symbol of the antiwar movement.


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