Weekend Review: Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel

Kamala Khan is the heroine of this coming of age comic book. Kamala is a Pakistani American who loves comics but can't seem to create the balance between her Muslim faith/upbringing with her American/secular neighborhood. All of this is compiled with the normal struggles a teen girl faces. I love this comic book because it hits intersectionality, a study of different forms of oppression/discrimination, specifically gender and religion. This can be a great stimulant for a discussion on assumptions made regarding what a girl, religion, or heroism look like and the dismantling of these assumptions.