This was everything I'd hoped for in a novel starring the Black Panther's brilliant little sister! She's a reluctant princess. She's a creative inventor. She's a methodical yet innovative scientist. She's a future leader of Wakanda. She's kind of a crummy friend for a while (because what tween isn't sometimes) and she's a rebellious daughter. She's a determined, powerful, amazing character, and I loved every page! Action, emotion, world travel, and investigative science, all in one quick read. --Tegan
From New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes an all-new upper middle grade series based on one of the Marvel Universe's break-out characters Shuri, from Black Panther! An original, upper-middle-grade series starring the break-out character from the Black Panther comics and films: T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri! Crafted by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. Shuri is a skilled martial artist, a genius, and a master of science and technology. But, she's also a teenager. And a princess. This story follows Shuri as she sets out on a quest to save her homeland of Wakanda. For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart-Shaped Herb. Much like Vibranium, the Heart-Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are dying. No matter what the people of Wakanda do, they can't save them. And their supply is running short. It's up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it, in the first volume of this all-new, original adventure.
About the Author
Nic Stone is the iNew York Times/i bestselling author of the novels iDear Martin/i and iOdd One Out/i. She was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, she strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work. Learn more at nicstone.info.
Praise for Shuri: A Black Panther Novel
"The combination of best-selling Stone and the scene-stealing Shuri from the blockbuster Black Panther is a match made in high-demand heaven." -- Booklist, starred review
"Shuri does not disappoint and will delight readers with her showcasing of her lab and her inventions... Recommended for Black Panther fans and newcomers alike, this is a first purchase for all collections."-- School Library Journal, starred review