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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

Pages

172 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780618440337

Genre

historical

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

none

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

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

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

chapter book

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

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