|Black Panther : the young prince (Black Panther: the young prince)|
Author: Smith, Ronald L.
Young prince T'Challa of Wakanda, an isolated African kingdom, is sent by his father to America for school. When strange things begin happening at his school, T'Challa sets out to uncover the sinister source.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.40
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 193812
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: 13.0 Quiz: 76392
Kirkus Reviews (11/15/17)
School Library Journal (01/01/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2018 POPGr 4–6—Twelve-year-old T'Challa, Prince of the warrior nation Wakanda, is content to spend his days running races, playing games, and getting into mischief with his best friend M'Baku. But he is also quite aware of his destiny. Wakanda is a technologically advanced African land, once struck by a meteor that brought with it a material so strong it had no equal. The material, called Vibranium, is now a much-desired resource and there are many who would fight to possess its power. T'Challa's father, also known as the Black Panther, is King of Wakanda and the descendant of the great warrior Bashenga who protected the isolated nation from evil spirits when the meteor struck. Prompted by rumors of an invasion, his father summons T'Challa and tells him he will be sent away to Chicago along with his friend M'Baku. There, he will be safe until the uprising is settled. But the south side of Chicago is a far cry from Wakanda, and South Side Middle School has its own demons. Faced with making new friends while hiding his true identity, T'Challa must also deal with a bully, Gemini Jones, who has a few secrets of his own, one of which may challenge T'Challa to choose between his best friend and his destiny. Energetic, fast-paced, and adventurous, this volume will keep readers riveted. VERDICT Fans of the Marvel Universe will be thrilled to read about this superhero at the very beginning of his calling. A must-purchase for all collections.—Carol Connor, Cincinnati Public Schools - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.