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5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Black Panther"
Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
Black Panther is a masterful superhero drama unlike any other. Not only is it the first film in the Marvel cinematic universe to center on a superhero of color, but it has deep characters, a strong... read more

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