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Black Panther the young prince

by Smith, Ronald L. 1959-

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Life is comfortable for twelve-year-old T'Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. When he's not learning how to rule a kingdom from his father-the reigning Black Panther-or testing out the latest tech, he's off breaking rules with his best friend, M'Baku. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T'Challa's father makes a startling announcement: he's sending T'Challa and M'Baku to school in America. This is no prestigious private academy-they've been enrolled at South Side Middle School in the heart of Chicago. Despite being given a high-tech suit and a Vibranium ring to use only in case of an emergency, T'Challa realizes he might not be as equipped to handle life in America as he thought. Especially when it comes to navigating new friendships while hiding his true identity as the prince of a powerful nation, and avoiding Gemini Jones, a menacing classmate who is rumored to be involved in dark magic. When strange things begin happening around school, T'Challa sets out to uncover the source. But what he discovers in the process is far more sinister than he could ever have imagined. In order to protect his friends and stop an ancient evil, T'Challa must take on the mantle of a hero, setting him on the path to becoming the Black Panther.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "All 12-year-old T'Challa has ever known is Wakanda an isolated, futuristic African nation, made rich by its best-kept secret, a rare metal called Vibranium. Someday T'Challa will rule as king and protect his homeland as the Black Panther, a mantle earned along with the title of king. However, it's a shock to learn that war might come to Wakanda, and his father sends him and his best friend, M'Baku, away to Chicago to stay safe. Once there, T'Challa and M'Baku find that there is just as much danger at South Side Middle School as there is in Wakanda. Smith's world building is leisurely, preoccupied with solving the mystery of the Skulls, a growing voodoo cult at the school. However, Smith does a thorough job of weaving in comic book nods, African American history, and gadgets, skillfully pairing it all with a sense of creeping dread before the decisive finale. Action fans might not find much punching and kicking; however, they will be sucked into the novel's supernatural mystery.--Jones, Courtney Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Black Panther (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction
Technological innovations Africa Juvenile fiction
Education of princes Juvenile fiction
Technological innovations Africa Fiction
Education of princes Fiction
Comic and Graphic Books
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) Juvenile fiction.
Electronic books.
Science fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Disney Book Group2018
Other Titles Young prince
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 7-8.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9781368012225
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