Superman Smashes The Klan

Superman Smashes The Klan

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Chinatown to Downtown Metropolis. While Dr. Lee is eager to begin his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to the famous superhero Superman!

Tommy adjusts quickly to the fast pace of their new neighborhood, befriending Jimmy Olsen and joining the club baseball team, while his younger sister Roberta feels out of place when she fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. She's awkward, quiet, and self-conscious of how she looks different from the kids around her, so she sticks to watching people instead of talking to them.

While the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan targets the Lee family, beginning a string of terrorist attacks. They kidnap Tommy, attack the Daily Planet, and even threaten the local YMCA. But with the help of Roberta's keen skills of observation, Superman is able to fight the Klan's terror, while exposing those in power who support them--and Roberta and Superman learn to embrace their own unique features that set them apart.
From multi-award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang comes an exciting middle grade tale featuring Superman.

Title:Superman Smashes The Klan
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781401298418
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  • Nenia ?? Queen of Villainy ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestAs soon as I saw the title of this graphic novel, I knew I had to have it. Gene Luen Yang is one of my fave comic creators, and he's so versat...

  • Adam Stone

    If Superman spent more time fighting Nazis, Klan members, and Venture Capitalists Politicians like Lex Luthor, I would read Superman comics on a regular basis.This all-ages book, based on an old radio...

  • Jessica

    I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (DC Comics) in exchange for an honest review. This book was SO GOOD! I loved it.So first off, the artwork is adorable. It worked really well....

  • Skye Kilaen

    It's called "Superman Smashes the Klan," what more do you need? :) This graphic novel read maybe a little young to me, rather than being a true all-ages book that would be as satisfying for adults as ...

  • Alexander Peterhans

    Wonderful graphic novel that is as much about an immigrant Chinese family in 1940s America, as it is about the ultimate immigrant, Superman.It's 1946, and the Chinese-American family Lee moves from Me...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    I really enjoyed this. Loved the double plot, extra-loved the notes at the end showing the history of comics, the Klan, race, and the original Superman radio show series of "The Clan of the Fiery Cros...

  • Laura

    I love just about anything Gene Luen Yang puts out. He has a good sense of humor, and a good sense of the outrageous, and is so good about pointing out both subtle and overt racism. In this telling of...

  • ? LADYCOMICBOOK ?

    *Special thanks to DC Comics for letting me read an advance reading copy of Superman Smashes the Klan in exchange for an honest review.Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang is an #OwnVoices 240 ...

  • Rory Wilding

    Superman gets a lot of flak from people who aren’t familiar with the character, and it largely comes down to him to being an all-powerful alien we can’t relate to. This may be a cliché, but never...

  • Whitney

    I've heard/read/seen a lot about how the KKK affected African Americans, but not how they affected Asian-Americans. It makes sense since bigots don't discriminate in their hatred. I liked how it subtl...