MOBI Gene Luen Yang î î Superman Smashes the Klan Kindle å Superman Smashes

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 excited about being closer to the famous superhero SupermanTommy 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 themWhile 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 apartFrom multi award winning and New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang comes an exciting middle grade tale featuring Superman


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    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 itSo first off the artwork is adorable It worked really wellI love that the story did not shy away from depicting racism It shows both the hard core racism of the Klan and the casual racism of Tommy and Roberta’s friends I also liked that the book had an even blend of Tommy and Roberta’s story and Superman’s story Both storylines were well developed and engaging They also paralleled each other nicely What I really loved about Superman’s story was how human he was Like yes he is a superhero with powers but at his core he is just like us One of my favorite parts of the book happens in the beginning after the Klan burns a cross in the Lee’s front yard 3 African American men come to help but Mr Lee doesn’t want it One of the men says “They don’t want us around not even when their house is on fire” The other African American man who is the police inspector replies “They got a burning cross on their lawn don’t they? For tonight at least they are us Even if they don’t want to admit it” pg 48 This small part left a big impact on me because it shows a hint of the anti blackness that is sometimes seen in the Asian American community But it also shows a solidarity That even though they are different races they still face similar struggles They are not as different as they may think At the end of the book there is an essay by the author “Superman and Me” The essay gives the historical background behind the story I really loved it It not only explained the history of the KKK and racism in the America but also the story of Superman and how he came to be Overall I really recommend this graphic novel Its message is an important one especially in today’s times