Marvel has announced it is teaming with Scholastic to introduce Marvel heroes to young readers around the world. The two companies are teaming for Shuri: A Black Panther Novel for middle grade readers.

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel will be written Nic Stone, which will then be followed by Avengers Assembly by Preeti Chhibber.

“Marvel is always looking for best-in-class partners to develop new and exciting ways to experience the Marvel Universe, and Scholastic is the perfect partner to do this. We couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Sven Larsen, Director, Licensed Publishing, Marvel. “As two brands dedicated to storytelling for every kind of reader and fan, the combined strength of this collaboration will be truly one of a kind – with a super power to bring together the next generation of fans through the joy of reading and Marvel.”

“Marvel’s characters mean so much to our fans because they inspire us to embrace our individual power,” said Sana Amanat, Vice President of Content & Character Development, Marvel. “As the first title we’re launching with Scholastic, Shuri is the perfect character to highlight this message. She may be a Wakandan princess, but what makes Shuri the ultimate hero is her unique sense of intelligence, responsibility and determination, ideals that resonate with all of us.”

“The Marvel Universe is vast, inclusive and iconic with a great range of multi-faceted characters, and Scholastic and Marvel share a commitment to bringing diverse characters to life,” said Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Global Licensing, Brands and Media, Scholastic. “Shuri, Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Squirrel Girl, etc. are all “ordinary” characters with extraordinary powers – and there are a lot of stories to be told!”

via Marvel

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