Black Panther : the young prince (Black Panther: the Young Prince, Book 1) by Smith, Ronald L (#1082MN9)


Black Panther : the young prince (Black Panther: the Young Prince, Book 1)

by Smith, Ronald L
Paperback Marvel, 2019


From the Publisher

Black Panther. Ruler of Wakanda. Avenger.

This is his destiny. But right now, he's simply T'Challa-the young prince.

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.

Reviews & Awards
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Product Details
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Publication Date: January 8, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 264 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-36800-849-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-36800-849-5
  • Follett Number: 1082MN9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.4
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 7
  • AR Quiz: 193812EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 13
  • Lexile: 580L