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Amazing book to read, which truly captures the difficulties of being a Black teenage girl in today’s society. This is a timeless classic that everyone should read especially Black Girls.
She is aware of being a Black woman and being treated poorly by others because of it.
She acknowledges her mistakes and the difficulties of just trying to live life and do her best as she is still a teenager and still learning.
Both Nubia's Moms care so much about her and want to protect her and keep her safe because they know what it is like to be Black women in our society and the additional judgement placed on Nubia having super strength.
Racial profiling by the police happens and bullying by a White male student.
about the author(s)
Named one of The Root’s 100 most influential African Americans of 2020, Leatrice “Elle” McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, and the creator of the hashtags #PublishingPaidMe and #WhatWoCWritersHear.
Elle’s also a gamer, Blerd, and adamant Hei Hei stan, living in Kansas City, spending her free time plagued by her cat–Sir Chester Fluffmire Boopsnoot Purrington Wigglebottom Flooferson III, esquire, Baron o’Butterscotch or #SirChester for short.
Her works include the Nightmare-Verse books, Nubia: Real One through DC, Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood, and more.
Robyn Smith is a Jamaican cartoonist known for her mini-comic The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town, illustrating DC Comics’ Nubia: Real One (written by L.L. McKinney) and Black Josei Press’ Wash Day (written by Jamila Rowser). She has an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies and has also worked on comics for College Humor, Nike, and The Nib. She loves cake and her cat, Benson, and holds onto dreams of returning home to the ocean.