Amandla Stenberg’s Newest Project Is Life!

Amandla Stenberg stays killin’ it when it comes to starting discussions about cultural appropriation and empowerment of Black girls. The latest on the 16-year-old fierce of nature? She’s co-writing a new comic book with Stranger Comics called NIOBE: She Is Life

NIOBE chronicles the adventures of Niobe, a half-elf/half-human orphaned warrior, on a quest to save the world. In an interview with HuffPo, Amandla had this to say about the book:

“I was drawn to give voice to Niobe and co-write her story because her journey is my journey. I connect to her mixed racial background and quest to discover her innate powers and strengths, to learn who she truly is … She is on a path to a destiny that will test her faith and her will, something we can all relate to. But there’s never been a character quite like her — one who shatters the traditional ideal of what a hero is. We need more badass girls!”

Photo: by Ashley A. Woods
Photo: by Ashley A. Woods

The book is set to drop November 4 and you can already pre-order yours now through comic book stores. Will you cop this? Tell us in the comments below!



Quarterly print teen magazine for Black girls ages 13 to 19. Covering The Black Girl's Mainstream™

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