The blockbuster Marvel movie Black Panther, made popular by the outstanding performance of Chadwick Boseman is also available as a book for young readers (ages 3 and up) from Scholastic.
This is Black Panther introduces young children to the African superhero, Black Panther, whose duty is to defend the fictional country of Wakanda, located in Africa, a continent with over 50 countries.
Black Panther is a member of a royal African family made up of King T’Chaka, Prince T’Challa and Queen Ramonda. After King T’Chaka is defeated by a thieving villian named Klaw, Prince T’Challa becomes the Black Panther like his father before him.
What is great about this book:
- It is a story about courage, that tackles issues of loss and standing up for what is right.
- It teaches lessons about moving on in the face of hardship.
- It gives children too young to watch the movie, a chance to learn the Black Panther story without the violence featured in the movie.
This is Black Panther is action-packed for little readers, yet its only display of violence – Black Panther’s fight with the thief Klaw, does not glorify fighting, but rather focuses on pursuing the villian to seek justice. A bonus of the book are stickers that children can use to stick on their favorite notebook, computer or backpack.
This is Black Panther is a great story for children who love superheroes, and stories featuring heroes pursuing of justice. Once read, children can officially be a part of the the Wakanda Forever craze!