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Published April 19, 2022

Read an Excerpt of Black Panther Graphic Novel 'Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands'

The middle grade graphic novel arrives April 19!

Get ready for a rollicking adventure through Wakanda with the young prince T'Challa and princess Shuri!

Out now, New York Times bestselling author Roseanne A. Brown and illustrators Dika AraújoNatacha Bustos and Claudia Aguirre will take you a journey through Wakanda with a new original Black Panther graphic novel, Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands.

In the action-packed, coming of age story, Shuri and T'Challa must put aside any sibling rivalry, work together, and remove a curse that has befallen their beloved land. Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands, from Scholastic, is now available everywhere books are sold. Grab your copy!

Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands (An Original Black Panther Graphic Novel) cover art by Natacha Bustos and Cris Peter
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands (An Original Black Panther Graphic Novel) cover art by Natacha Bustos and Cris Peter

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Twelve-year-old Shuri is a lot of things. Scientist. Princess. All around cooler person than her pain-in-the-butt big brother, T’Challa. Shuri knows she could do so much more to help Wakanda, but everyone is obsessed with the prince because he’s the next Black Panther. That is, until Soul Washing Day, one of the most important rituals of Wakandan society.

In Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands, when an argument between T’Challa and Shuri leads to one of Shuri’s inventions accidentally destroying the sacred ceremony site, chaos reigns instead of prosperity. Suddenly the people of Wakanda, including her mother the queen, are becoming sick! Could this be a curse from the ancestors? Desperate to save her mother, Shuri dives into research and finds an answer hidden deep in an ancient children's myth. It may be nothing more than a fantasy, but with the sickness spreading each day, the young princess must trust her instincts and travel deep into the mysterious Heartlands to save her family and her kingdom.

Joining Shuri on her journey is none other than a meddling T’Challa. If Shuri and T’Challa can set aside their jealousy and resentment of each other long enough to survive this journey, they might just discover that they are far more powerful together than they could ever be apart. But if they can’t face their fears in the Heartlands and lift the so-called curse, it may not be just the end for their family, but the end of Wakanda as they know it. No pressure, right?

Read an excerpt of Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands, below, thanks to our friends over at Scholastic!

Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior
Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands interior

Pick up Shuri and T'Challa: Into the Heartlands, written by Roseanne A. Brown with illustrations by Dika Araújo, Natacha Bustos and Claudia Aguirre, everywhere books are sold now!

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