- Published: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Description: 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- Superman (Comic strip)
- Superman (Fictitious character)
- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Social aspects.
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Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan : the true story of how the iconic superhero battled the men of hate
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Call number: Teen 741.597 Bo
Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 3rd Floor, Malletts Teen, Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen
This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan.
It's a book that a lot of older kids may enjoy - and learn a lot of history while doing so. There's bits on Jewish immigration, WWII, the Depression, Reconstruction, the House Un-American Activities Committee, comic books and pulp fiction, and censorship.
There are some brief descriptions of violence that may disturb sensitive kids - such as Klansmen disemboweling victims (one group called the "Ass-Tearers" used a corkscrew as its symbol), and policemen associated with the Klan killing alleged criminals.
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