We’re massive fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at I Love Libraries, particularly Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s truly masterful, charting how Wakanda mourns the loss of King T'Challa, aka Black Panther (the late Chadwik Boseman), while Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M'Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers.
To prepare ourselves in the four years since the release of the first Black Panther film, we turned to libraries to find books, graphic novels, and more that provided fascinating deep dives into the world of Wakanda. We found New York Public Library’s list of Black Panther resources and Chicago Public Library’s round-up of Black Panther-related materials especially helpful, with books for fans of all ages. And Jacksonville (Fla.) Public Library’s online feature on Afrofuturism and Black Panther is essential reading.
In celebration of the recent home video release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (now available on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD), I Love Libraries is excited to offer our readers a chance to win a copy of the film to add to their collections. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Black Panther,” and we’ll choose 10 lucky winners at random to win the film on Blu-Ray and 10 winners for a digital code card for the film. Please specify which format you prefer in the email. The deadline for entry is Wednesday, February 22 at 1 p.m. Central time.
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