Interviews

An interview with Lilliam Rivera and Steph C.

Debuting September 14, Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story is a new young adult graphic novel from DC providing a fresh retelling of Jessica Cruz’s origin story, that captures the experiences of many immigrant families today.

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story is a new young adult graphic novel from DC providing a fresh retelling of Jessica Cruz’s origin story, that captures the experiences of many immigrant families today. Like the Green Lanterns who came before her, Jessica must fight for what she believes in, and develop her willpower, determination, courage and tenacity—hallmarks of every Green Lantern—while facing overwhelming odds as xenophobia takes root in her hometown, Coast City.

This poignant and heartfelt tale about the trials that immigrants face in America is crafted by Pura Belpré Honor-winning author Lilliam Rivera (Never Look Back) and rising illustrator Steph C. Their modern refresh of Jessica’s story shows the budding hero take on challenges that ordinary immigrant families face every day. As she struggles with a new reality in Coast City, Jessica must overcome her fear to become a beacon of hope for her community.”

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story marks both Lilliam and Steph’s debut project with DC and I got to speak with them about how this story came to be and why this it is such an important one.

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story is scheduled to hit stores and online retailers everywhere books are sold on September 14, 2021.

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