Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney

Nubia: Real One

L.L. McKinney with Robyn Smith (Illustrator)

fiction fantasy graphic novel lgbtqia+ adventurous emotional fast-paced

208 pages | first published 2021


Can you be a hero...if society doesn't see you as a person?Nubia has always been a little bit...different. As a baby she showcased Amazonian-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor's cat. But, despite having similar abilities, ...
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emotional 76%
inspiring 60%
challenging 50%
adventurous 49%
hopeful 47%
funny 34%
tense 29%
reflective 23%
dark 10%
sad 10%
informative 7%
lighthearted 5%


fast 72%
medium 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 41% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 2%

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