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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    Superman Smashes the Klan Reviews

  • 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....

  • Nenia ?? The Trash Empress ?? 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...

  • Scott

    "Faster than a speeding bullet - More powerful than a locomotive - Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound . . . " -- from the opening narration to the Superman TV series (1952-1958)Superman Sma...

  • David Schaafsma

    I just read high school teacher and comics great Yang's autobiographical story about his high school basketball team's run at the state championship, but I like this one way better, more complex by fa...

  • 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 ...

  • Diz

    I really enjoyed this tale of Superman helping out a Chinese-American family in their struggles against the Klan. It's aimed at a younger audience, but I think all ages can enjoy reading this. Besides...

  • Skip

    "though our yesterdays may be different, we all share the same tomorrow." -- Gene Luen YangGene Luen Yang has written a graphic novel retelling the story of a popular 16-episode Superman radio show fr...

  • 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...

  • 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...