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They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

Title

They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780618440337

Pages

172 pages

Genre

historical

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Multiracial; Multicultural; Race discrimination; multiple races; multiple cultures; racism; prejudice

Main Character

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2010
Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2010
Booklist Editors' Choice: Top of the List, 2010
Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth, 2011
Choices, 2011
Horn Book Fanfare, 2010
Kirkus Best Young Adult Books, 2010
Lasting Connections, 2010
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2011
Notable Children's Books, 2011
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2010
School Library Journal Best Books, 2010
Top of the List, 2010
Washington Post Best Kid's Books, 2010
Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2014, Nominee
Tayshas High School Reading List, 2011, None
Volunteer State Book Award, 2012-2013, Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Mind the Gap Award, 2011, Winner, Most Missed
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2011, Recommended
School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2011, Nominee
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2011, Finalist

Keywords

hate groups; Ku Klux Klan; race relations; terrorism; Invisible Empire; torture; oral history; congressional documents; first person accounts

Diversity Impact

direct

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