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The Vanished: Shuri, A Black Panther Novel, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

African princess on engaging quest to rescue girl prodigies.

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Comic-book movies are all the rage, and this girl-centric spin-off offers pleasures similar to the movie and graphic novels. Author Nic Stone concocts for The Vanished a plot that isn't strong on action but is full of enjoyable character moments. Shuri and K'Marah are an engaging duo, ready to head off on a half-baked adventure at a moment's notice, and their banter is fresh and actually funny. They make a strong case for the need to train girls in the sciences and tech. Fans of Marvel Comics will be rewarded by cameo appearances by some favorite superheroes.

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