Beyoncé and other iconic women are being celebrated by DC Comics in their upcoming young adult graphic novel titled, “Wonder Women of History.”
The anthological series is being curated by the New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson, and it includes 17 stories from women and non-binary writers. Heroic anecdotes about people who excel in their own fields such as science, social justice and politics will be explored by the writers, and would “take up Wonder Woman’s iconic mantle.”
“Wonder Woman has been an iconic figure for girls and women around the world for generations,” Anderson told Nerdist of her decision to join the project. “She gave me the example of a woman who combined justice, compassion, athleticism, and power that I needed. When the good people at DC brought up the idea of an anthology of real-life Wonder Women to me, I was on board instantly.”
Award-winning musician Janelle Monáe, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Elizabeth Warren, transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, tennis champ luminary Serena Williams and Olympic medalist Dominique Dawes are among the people who will be discussed.
Furthermore, DC will also focus on the contributing scribes and artists such as writers Mikki Kendall, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, Cecil Castellucci and Danielle Paige, too. Accomplished illustrators such as Weshoyot Alvitre, Colleen Doran, Agnes Garbowska, Bex Glendining, Ashley A. Woods, and Safiya Zerrougui will also be profiled.
Fans can order “Wonder Women of History” by December 1, just in time for the holidays. You can also pre-order the graphic novel if you wish to get hold of it before its release.
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