Great News for Black Panther Fans!

Have you seen Black Panther? If you haven’t, stop reading right now and go watch it. Like, right now. Seriously. I’ll wait. You can check it out on DVD  or Blu-ray  from the library.

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Ok, now that we’ve all seen it, we can discuss our favorite character. Obviously, I mean Shuri. She’s sarcastic, brave and a certified genius. And, as I just discovered, she’s getting her own series! (Squee!) According to this Bustle article , Marvel is releasing a whole-new, stand-alone series featuring Shuri as temporary ruler of Wakanda when T’Challa is lost on a mission.

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And, even better, it will be written by award-winning, Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorofor! (Double squee!) This is an author who clearly understands what makes Shuri tick. She told Bustle “[Shuri is] an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has traveled spiritually so far into the past that she’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda. The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? Alllll that and more.” And Okorafor already has experience writing in the Black Panther universe with Black Panther: Long Live the King . Shuri (the new series’ title is short and sweet) won’t be out until October of this year, but you can read some of Okorafor’s other amazing work  in the meantime!

And, don’t miss Summer’s Last Bash in the Vortex!  Join us on Monday, August 12 from 3–5 p.m. for one last party! Play Black Panther Bingo, go on a vibranium hunt, make your own mask and kimoyo beads, eat snacks and watch Black Panther before the homework starts rolling in again.

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Wakanda Forever!

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Tara

 

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