Downloaded my Hugo voters packet today. First thing I read was Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by Wilson, Alphona and Wyatt.Plot synopsis: Little 16 year old Pakistani Mooselimb girl who lives in New Jersey gets magic powers by non-explained magic, spends most of the book fighting with Mom and Dad because they won't let her go out at night to parties and stuff. (At 16. In New Jersey. What squares!) Oh and she does some super hero stuff in there somewheres. Grrrls Rule!
Morals of the story: 1) Mooselimbs are nice. 2) White American people are mean and stoopid. 3) Its totally kewl for 16 year old girls to ignore their parents, keep secrets, sneak out to have adventures and everyth9ing like that because Grownups are all lame an stoopid.
Except there's no way Marvel would have told this story about a Catholic white girl, their printing press would have burst into flames at presenting Catholicism in such a sympathetic way.