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Black Panther: The Young Prince - Online Book Club

Updated: Apr 4, 2022

Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"Black Panther: The Young Prince" by Ronald L. Smith

“Life is comfortable for twelve-year-old T'Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T'Challa's father makes a startling announcement: he's sending T'Challa and his best friend M'Baku to school in America, 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. 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.”

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, Chicago, and the world of the Black Panther:

Ronald L. Smith’s website:

Marvel Fandom Wiki:

Marvel Studio’s page on the movie Black Panther:

Choose Chicago’s site, including one specifically about the Bean sculpture:

Ancient Egypt Online’s page about the goddess Bast:’s page on the history of the character of Black Panther:

Included as well: a word search, a Wakandan alphabet activity, and a coloring page!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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