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The story of the Ku Klux Klan is a nightmare, and [The Truth About the Ku Klux Klan] does a very fine job of examining and demystifying the bizarre history of a strange and dangerous cult…. Meltzer is one of the best social historians writing for children, and he somehow manages to maintain an admirable objectivity while listing in detail the atrocities done in the name of white supremacy. A final chapter on what can be done and a bibliography remind readers that the final challenge is left up to each individual. What we know about can't truly hurt us.
Terry Lawhead, in his review of "The Truth about the Ku Klux Klan," in School Library Journal (reprinted from the November, 1982 issue of School Library Journal, published by R. R. Bowker Co./A Xerox Corporation; copyright © 1982), Vol. 29, No. 3, November, 1982, p. 102.