Superman Smashes the Klan
The year is 1946. Teenagers Roberta and Tommy Lee just moved with their parents from Chinatown to the center of Metropolis, home to the famous hero, Superman. Tommy makes friends quickly, while Roberta pines for home. Then one night, the family awakens to find their house surrounded by the Klan of the Fiery Kross! Superman leaps into action, but his exposure to a mysterious green rock has left him weak. Can Roberta and Tommy help him smash the Klan?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) and artist Gurihiru (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Unstoppable Wasp) bring us a personal retelling of two different immigrants finding ways to belong.
Author’s note with photographs. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: Aug 2020
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Graphic Novels Middle Plus
9" x 6"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Crime: Hate Crimes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Religious , Violence: General
Superman (fictitious character), Graphic novels, Justice, Identity, Superheroes, Racism,