High School: Grades 9–12


It's 1968, and while seventeen-year-old Julia is looking forward to going to college, her focus is also on the anti-war movement. It is a tense summer in Chicago. The nation watches as the city prepares to welcome delegates to the Democratic National Convention. At the same time, thousands of activists arrive in Chicago to protest the Vietnam War. With the reluctant consent of her parents, Julia and her best friend Mark join the demonstrators in Grant Park. Read more to discover the heated debate surrounding the issues and to find out what happens to Julia and Mark when they join the rally in Grant Park.

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