Amandla Stenberg’s Newest Project Is Life!

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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: strangercomics.com/Illustration by Ashley A. Woods

Photo: strangercomics.com/Illustration 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!

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