Gotcha! If you thought this was about our Diana Prince, think again. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2020 DC has announced a new YA (young adult) graphic novel hitting shelves in December. New York Times best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson will be editing Wonder Women of History, an anthology featuring women authors and artists and tales of real-world heroes who embody Wonder Woman’s work in the fields of science, social justice, diplomacy, activism, and more. The women featured have yet to be announced but there are some tidbits to whom. According to DC, the graphic novel anthology will profile powerful modern women such as Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, and Greta Thunberg.
Anderson is widely known in the YA Literature world and a two-time National Book Award-nominated author for her novels Speak, Chains, and her memoir Shout. Anderson champions for women’s rights and advocates for equality and empowerment for those who fall silent and unheard.
“Wonder Woman’s commitment to justice and compassion has inspired fans for decades,” said Anderson. “I am thrilled to help bring this book of real-life Wonder Women to the world.”
Wonder Women of History is Anderson’s second project with DC to debut this year. In June, her original YA graphic novel Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed will be released and explores Diana’s teen years.
Below is a full description of Wonder Women of History and is available now for pre-order. The novel will hit stores and online on December 1, 2020.
Wonder Women of History
Edited by Laurie Halse Anderson
Author and artist contributors to be announced
On sale December 1, 2020
Not all heroes wear capes.
Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. Wonder Women of History presents tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana’s mantle, focusing on the impact of activists such as Dolores Huerta, Malala Yousafzai, and Greta Thunberg; women from the world of science and technology such as Ellen Ochoa and Grace Hopper; women in sports and pop culture such as Venus and Serena Williams and Tina Fey; artists such as Frida Kahlo; and important political voices such as Michelle Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among others.
New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson brings together an all-star cast of women authors and illustrators in this anthology of Wonder Women.