Go get ’em, kids!
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Black Stories Matter
On this page, our readers suggested stories in the comments that featured black heroes, and I’m taking a moment to try to highlight one with each of our updates. Long-time reader Kate G suggested a prose YA novel called Mare’s War that shares some often overlooked history involving the African American Battalion in World War 2.
4.6 stars on Amazon, with lots of rave reviews. Here’s what Kate has to say about it:
a great young adult book… written by Tanita S. Davis that has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. It’s recounts Mare as a rebellious teen in the South during the 1940s, who ran away and lied about her age so she could join the African American Battalion in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).
The African American Battalion (aka the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion) in the WAC was a real battalion that existed in WWII. It was the only all-black, all-female unity in the Army that served overseas in WWII. They handled the mail that went overseas to the soldiers. (My mom trained in the same position as these women, decades later.)
That’s not history I knew about, and it sounds really intriguing. And since it came out in 2011, I bet it’s another one you could probably download for free with a library card and Libby.
Definitely check it out. And if you know of another story with a black hero or heroes that you think should be getting more attention, please give it a shout out in the comments below! I want to share a lot more of these!
ANNIVERSARY PATRON THANK YOUS
Your continued support has always been the reason I’ve been able to continue making this comic. And I am especially grateful to our readers who continue to support this comic month-after-month during this time. Thank you for letting me continue to create these pages. Thank you for being the real superheroes of this comic.
And so, I hope everyone will please join me in wishing a very special Woolfpack anniversary “thank you!” to those Patrons who have been supporting our work for a year or more!”
First let me thank a pack member who has been supporting our work for the last 12 months as of this week (June 28-July 4):
(You totally rock, Tom!)
I’d like to send out a big thank you to members of the Woolfpack who have been supporting our work for 36 months of this week (June 28-July 4):
asaaki and Matthew B.
(Three years of support! Thank you so much, asaaki and Matthew!)
And a heroic thank you as well as for Woolfpack members who have been supporting our work for 48 months of this week (June 28-July 4):
Claire E., David G. and Eric T.
(Four years of support! Thank you so much, Claire, David and Eric!)
And let me also send out my biggest howl to those members of the Woolfpack who have been supporting this comic and our work from the very beginning!
These are the awesome readers who have been supporting me and this comic for 60 months (5 years!) as of this week (June 28-July 4):
joancotilla, QArt, Morgan C., Adam I., Curtiss S., JB S. and Sajora S.
Thank you so much, joancotilla, QArt, Morgan, Adam, Curtiss, JB and Sajora! Y’all are so awesome!
Thank you all so much for your amazing, ongoing support! It’s the consistent support that is what really allows me to continue making this comic. You all truly are superheroes!
(Would you like to make sure this comic continues? Ready to dive even deeper into The Young Protectors world? Learn more about all the benefits of joining me and your fellow readers as part of The Young Protectors tribe on Patreon and then join the fun!)
So! Spooky and Flyboy are flying together again! But this time they’re on the attack! Is Flyboy’s eyesight really that good? Will Spooky really be able to take out the bad guys before they get Ambrosia? And if not, how will they be able to free her from those chains in time?
Tune in this Saturday to find out! Hope to see you there! 😀