PM Press Blog

The Day the Klan Came to Town wins VLA 2022 Award


Themes: Color/Race/Ethnicity/Nationality

In 1923, the Ku Klux Klan, in a show of power, decide that they will parade through a Pennsylvania suburb as a warning to the diverse community living there. Primo Salerno, a Sicilian immigrant who fled facist Italy, knows he must take a stand alongside his neighbors against the Klan. The story covers Primo’s path from Italy to America, the Klan’s preparations for the parade, and the riot and its aftermath. It is a testament to community resilience, showing that anyone can make a difference by standing up to bigotry and hatred.

The Day the Klan Came to To