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October Mourning

A Song for Matthew Shepard
Newman, Lesla (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.
Authors: Newman, Lesla
Statement of Responsibility: Lesla Newman
Title: October mourning
a song for Matthew Shepard
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 111 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Summary: Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.
Subject Headings: Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998 Juvenile fiction Novels in verse Murder Fiction Gays Fiction Hate crimes Fiction Laramie (Wyo.) Fiction
Topical Term: Novels in verse
Murder
Gays
Hate crimes
LCCN: 2011048358
ISBN: 9780763658076
0763658073
Branch Call Number: FIC N
Research Call Number: JFE 13-4510
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October Mourning was a sad song/story. I enjoyed the book because the author, Lesléa Newman gave different perspectives through out the book/poem. i feel when there are different point of views in a novel the storyline it's self turns out to be a good read.

The text gave an excellent message and i would recommend this book for teens and adults.

Jun 15, 2013
  • desto77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

FANTASTIC book! This collection of poems by Newman is intricately woven to show the different views of the people and objects that were directly and indirectly involved with the 1998 Matthew Shepard case. The brutality and pain compels the reader to continue reading, even if tears are streaming down your face. There is an excellent plethora of various poetry styles displayed in the book, including free verse, pantoum, rhyming couplets, and sonnets. An emotional journey reflecting on a true story, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard" is a must read for literature enthusiasts and recreational readers alike. Rest In Peace Matthew Shepard.
** My favorite poem in this collection is "The Fence (That Night)"

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Jun 15, 2013
  • desto77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 15, 2013
  • desto77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This collection of poems by Newman is intricately woven to show the different views of the people and objects that were directly and indirectly involved with the 1998 Matthew Shepard case. The brutality and pain compels the reader to continue reading, even if tears are streaming down your face. There is an excellent plethora of various poetry styles displayed in the book, including free verse, pantoum, rhyming couplets, and sonnets. An emotional journey reflecting on a true story, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard" is a must read for literature enthusiasts and recreational readers alike.

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