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Black History Heroes: Chadwick Boseman

King of Wakanda: A Hero On and Off the Screen

104 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Our first title in the new Black History Heroes children's book series! Chadwick Boseman, King of Wakanda, A Hero On and Off the Screen, shows the power of grit, perseverance, and character in this dynamic biography.

★ “This empowering and engaging middle grade biography series about Black changemakers gets off to a strong start.....Strongly recommended for juvenile nonfiction collections.”—School Library Journal, starred review

★ “The book beautifully chronicles Boseman's struggles and triumphs….Readers will be enraptured with this magnificent tribute to the life of Chadwick Boseman, who was a true hero that anyone could look up to.”—Booklist, Starred Review

From Howard University to the red carpet at the Academy Awards, from James Brown to the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman was a talented and multi-award-winning actor and performer. Prior to his death from colon cancer in 2020, Boseman's rise to fame might have seemed overnight to some, but decades of hard work and dedication to his craft brought him to the highest levels an actor can achieve. Written by acclaimed, former pro-baseball player, inspirational speaker, and author Chris Singleton.

An inspiration to millions, the life of Chadwick Boseman is indeed proof that Black history matters.

Black History Heroes shares the lives and inspirations of black men and women who changed the world, yesterday, today, and for tomorrow.