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Wakanda Disney+ Series in Development with Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler

Fans of Black Panther have something new to get excited about. The world of Wakanda is coming to the small screen. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has signed a five-year contract with Disney+ to develop a TV show under his Proximity Media banner. The show is being described as “a drama based in the Kingdom of Wakanda for Disney+.” 

Dante Alighieri’s Descendant Seeks to Clear the Poet’s Name

More than 700 years after Divine Comedy poet Dante Alighieri was accused of corruption and condemned to perpetual exile, his descendant is hoping to reverse the sentence. Dante’s descendent Sperello di Serego Alighieri is an astrophysicist working with law professor Alessandro Traversi on the case. The formal process to clear Dante’s name begins in May, and Antoine de Gabrielli, a descendant of the official who convicted Dante, will take part in the proceedings as well.

The Conscious Kid Partners with Pottery Barn to Create BIPOC Book Bundles for Kids

The Conscious Kid has partnered with Pottery Barn to curate book bundles for kids centered around BIPOC authors. The Conscious Kid is an organization dedicated to “equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth.” Right now on the Pottery Barn website, you can purchase a board book bundle, a picture book bundle, or you can make a donation. All donation proceeds go towards getting children’s books from TCK’s list of Antiracist Children’s Books into classrooms.

Readers Fell In Love With These Top Romance Books On Amazon

Check out the top romance books on Amazon, featuring 20 titles and ten of the most highlighted passages.