Jiménez, Laura M. "PoC, LGBTQ, and gender. The intersectionality of America Chavez." In: Journal of Lesbian Studies 22.4 (2018), S. 435–445.
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Keywords: "AMERICA: The Life and Times of America Chavez", Ethnicity, Gender, Rivera. Gabby, Superhero, USA
Collection: Journal of Lesbian Studies
AMERICA: The Life and Times of America Chavez was a comic book series eventually published in trade form. Written by Gabby Rivera, queer Latinx young adult literature author, this iteration of Marvel Comic’s Miss America (America Chavez) possesses an awareness and authenticity of Latinx culture and lesbian identity that was nothing less than revolutionary. Joe Quinones’s artwork, rich in color, spirit, and pride, underscored the need for Latinx voices (both visual and verbal) to tell our stories. In this essay, I provide both a scholarly view of AMERICA as a superhero tale and illuminate the experience of reading her as a Latina lesbian.
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