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Book Review: "White Flour" by David LaMotte

A while ago, I signed up to be a reviewer for Speakeasy.  It's a pretty sweet deal: you get free books that look interesting to you, and in exchange, you agree to write a review on your blog within 30 days of receiving the book.  The first book I got was a picture book called White Flour, written by David LaMotte and illustrated by Jenn Hales.
I tried reading it to my two year old, but she didn't sit through it all. That's not surprising; it's a bit abstract for a toddler.  The story is written in Dr. Seuss-esque rhyme (although I don't think anyone can rhyme like the good doctor).  It is based on true events that happened in 2007 in Knoxville, TN.  A group of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis (represented in this book by hooded Klansmen) comes to town for a rally.  Instead of finding a counter-rally of screaming citizens, they are greeted by the Coup Clutz Clowns, who take the Klansmen's chant of "WHITE POWER!" and turn it into "WHITE FLOUR!&quo…