For Fans of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Interested in more speculative fiction that will remind you of Wakanda Forever? Here are 12 books for teens that fit the bill.

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Okoye to the People by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

When her first mission brings her to Brownsville, New York, Okoye, discovering the truth about a manipulative real-estate mogul, is torn between fulfilling her duty to Wakanda or listening to her own heart and standing up for the town.

The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despiteall of Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading-and the end of the world may be at hand. For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next,

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

Malik, a refugee desperate to save his sister, and Karina, a grieving princess with a mission, vow to destroy each other even as a mutual attraction builds between the two.

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Inspired by the culture of West Africa, a feminist fantasy debut traces the experiences of an intuitive girl who is invited to leave her discriminatory village to join the emperor’s army of near-immortal women warriors.

Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray

Sixteen-year-old indentured beastkeeper Koffi and seventeen-year-old warrior candidate Ekon forge an unusual alliance and venture into the Greater Jungle to hunt down a monster that has been menacing their city for a century.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

An epic fantasy inspired by the author’s Moroccan heritage depicts an 18-year-old dreamer who is forced to work as a body double to protect a princess who is so hated that she is being targeted by death threats.

Malika: Fallen Queen by Roye Okupe

Malika, warrior queen and military commander of the 15th-century Azzazian Empire, has been flung into the year 2025, a dangerous future she’s struggling to understand. After years of moving in the shadows, she’s forced out of hiding by a sinister plot that spans the centuries!

Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor

To save the world, Sunny Nwazue must embark on a dangerous and fantastical quest to find a precious object hidden deep in a magical realm where defeating the guardians of the prize will mean she will be forever changed.

Given by Nandi Taylor

Yenni, a fierce Yirba warrior princess, finds herself alone in the magical empire of Cresh, desperately seeking a cure for her father’s wasting illness, when she encounters the compelling and powerful dragon known as Weysh.

Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay

While Midnight Angels Ayo and Aneka, recruited into the elite Wakandan task force Dora Milaje, are assigned to protect Queen Shuri, King T’Challa lies with bedfellows so dark that disgrace is inevitable; plus, the full origins of the People’s mysterious leader, Zenzi, is revealed.

Oblivion Rouge by Pap Souleye Fall

In the near future, a virus called the LEUP has infected half the population. The resulting war between the people of Liam, known as the infected, and the people of Galoum, known as the immune, becomes a bloody and brutal affair. When a mysterious army called the Hakkinen emerges to quell the war between the two countries, they adopt children of war to aid them. Oumi and her friends are enlisted to help find a cure and end the bloodshed.

Djeliya by Juni Ba

Follows the adventures of Mansou, last prince of a dying kingdom, and Awa, his loyal Djeliya, or royal storyteller, as they journey to meet the great wizard who destroyed their world.

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