Parents' Guide to

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Bold princess shines in African superhero adventure.

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, Book 1 Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (2 ):

The comics boom has introduced a more diverse selection of superheroes, and this fast-moving solo adventure of a popular supporting player has plenty of appeal. Shuri: A Black Panther Novel spotlights a young African princess as she questions authority and pursues her own goals. More dialogue-driven than many superhero sagas, Shuri is sharp and amusing, with a couple of action sequences that seem to drag just a little. Marvel fans will appreciate some surprise guest stars. Shuri is probably best read after viewing the movie, but newcomers to Wakanda will find plenty to enjoy.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate