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Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel

March 22

Black woman in profile. She's wearing a gold necklace made of rings slightly larger than her neck. There are patterns on her head. by Ibi Zoboi (Goodreads Author), Noa Denmon (Illustrations), Marvel Press Artist (Illustrations)
Marvel Press

Okoye is a new recruit for T’Chaka’s royal guard: the Dora Milaje. Known for their loyalty and warrior abilities, the Dora are respected and revered in Okoye’s home country of Wakanda. But when Okoye is sent on her very first mission—to America—she’ll learn that her status as a Dora means nothing to New Yorkers and her expectations for the world outside of her own quickly fall apart. Chosen to accompany King T’Chaka on a humanitarian mission, Okoye finds herself trying to help teens dealing with addiction and gentrification in a forgotten neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Caught between duty to her country and listening to her own heart, Okoye must find her own way and determine the type of Dora Milaje—and woman—she wants to be.


March 22
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