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Sana Amanat & Kamala Khan

Sana Amanat is a Pakistani American comic book editor and executive producer at Marvel Studios. Growing up Brown and Muslim in the predominantly White town of Montville, NJ, Amanat experienced dissonance within her racial, cultural, and religious identities. She had a love for all things superhero, comics, and cartoons, but never saw herself reflected in the characters on the screen and pages. So she pursued a career in comic book publishing and co-created the Marvel character, Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani American Muslim girl from New Jersey—just like Sana. 

In 2022, Disney+ turned Ms. Marvel into a television series as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A central plot in Kamala’s family story is the 1947 Partition, the historical separation of British-ruled India into a Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-majority India, which resulted in the largest mass migration in global history and subsequent violence killing 2 million people. Amanat’s unique storytelling superpowers have redefined the comic world.

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  • Main Activity: I Am a Superhero
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  • Homework: Ms. Marvel “No Normal” Vocabulary Chart
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