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Wakanda Forever!

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Sad news: actor Chadwick Boseman passed away on August 28. You may have seen him in movies as the superhero Black Panther, who inspired audiences around the world. He will be remembered as a groundbreaking and talented actor, and a real life hero and role model to many people.

When a famous person dies, sometimes it can feel like losing someone you know. It's okay to feel sad even though you never met. If you're a fan of their work, then that person had an impact on your life. And although they're gone, we can still revisit and honour the art they created.

Do you love movies? Maybe you want to be an actor, writer or director when you grow up. Or maybe you dream of making comics. No matter what you want to do, hard work and dedication will pay off! Read about Chadwick's life and accomplishments in these biographies.

The Human Behind the Hero: Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther by Katie Kawa
The Human Behind the Hero: Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther by Katie Kawa

 

Chadwick Boseman: Superstar of Black Panther by Rita Santos
Chadwick Boseman: Superstar of Black Panther by Rita Santos

 

Are you a Marvel fan? Then you know that the story of Black Panther is set in Wakanda, a fictional African country. Its king and protector is T'Challa, who bears the title of the Black Panther. The character first appeared in comics in 1966. Many different writers and artists have contributed to telling his amazing story. Chadwick brought him to life on the big screen and filled the character with kindness, strength and dignity.

Black Panther lives on. You can search for comics on Hoopla and OverDrive. Here are some more great reads that will take you on a tour of Wakanda, the most technologically advanced nation on Earth!

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

 

Black Panther Rules! by Billy Wrecks, Dan Crisp and Jon Hall
Black Panther Rules! by Billy Wrecks, Dan Crisp and Jon Hall

 

Shuri by Nic Stone
Shuri by Nic Stone

 

To Wakanda and Beyond by Jim McCann and Jacob Chabot
To Wakanda and Beyond by Jim McCann and Jacob Chabot