Superman Smashes the Klan

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Asian American teens and Superman vs. racism in retro tale.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+

a great lesson wrapped in a fantastic story with gorgeous art

I purchased this book because of the timeliness of the message, hoping that it would help me facilitate important conversations with my son. I am so happy I did! The story is wonderfully written, with multiple characters growing and evolving as the plot unfolds. We even get a bit of Superman's origin story, which is good fun. On top of the great story written by Gene Luen Yang, the art by Gurihiru is eye candy. Finally, there are a few pages of thoughtfully-written historical perspective at the end of the book.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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For kids who love graphic novels and superheroes

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