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Laurie Halse Anderson Pushes Reboot on a Timeless Graphic Novel with a Modern Lens

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly
Posted on: November 13, 2019.

A classic coming of age tale with a flare of topical modern content, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is landing like a meteor with audiences. In this cosmic gem, somehow, Laurie Halse Anderson manages to make Diana’s origin story both deeply relatable and out of this world.

From an unstoppable warrior to a struggling teenage refugee, get ready to see Wonder Woman in a whole new light explains Entertainment weekly.

The new DC Comics YA graphic novel from the critically lauded author of Speak, illustrated by Leila del Duca, reimagines the Princess of Themyscira as a young girl on the eve of her 16th birthday as her celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier separating her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she’s ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now she must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time — a world is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she’s ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference in a story about growing into one’s strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.

But Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is more than just a reboot… she’s also hoping to make an impact by reaching young future activists.

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