Amandla Stenberg Is Publishing A Comic For Girls Of Color

NIOBE: She Is Life hits shelves on November 4.

September 02, 2015

After she started dropping politically correct truth bombs all over Twitter, we knew that Amandla Stenberg was destined for greatness. With a mission to save the world, the 16-year-old actress and advocate is now releasing her own book, in partnership with multi-platform publishing company Stranger Comics, titled NIOBE: She Is Life.

The story follows protagonist Niobe Ayutami, a half elf and half human warrior, and her adventures of self-discovery as she becomes aware of her inner strength. Needless to say that the main character is loosely based on its co-creator, Stenberg. "I connect to her mixed racial background and quest to discover her innate powers and strengths, to learn who she truly is," Stenberg said in a statement obtained by the Huffington Post.


The book is breaking boundaries as a tribute to young girls of color, something that is rarely seen in the comic world and even the real world within mainstream culture. “[Niobe] 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!" Stenberg said.

NIOBE: She Is Life will be released on November 4.

Amandla Stenberg Is Publishing A Comic For Girls Of Color