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Jesse J. Holland, author of first novel featuring comic superhero "The Black Panther" to appear at National Press Club Headliners book event Feb. 27
Monday, February 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days after the release of the highly-anticipated "Black Panther" film, Award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland will share his celebrated novel featuring the superhero, Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30pm.

In Black Panther Holland retells the classic origin of T'Challa, the original Black Panther who first appeared in American comic books published by Marvel Comics back in 1966, and updates it for the new century.

This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the general public. To purchase tickets and copies of the book, please click here.

Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, so we kindly ask that you leave all outside books and memorabilia at home.

Holland was also commissioned by Disney Lucasfilm Press to chronicle the history of the Star Wars franchise's newest black hero, "Finn," in the young adult novel Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Finn's Story. In addition to fiction, Holland is also an award-winning nonfiction author - his book The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slavery In The White House, was awarded the 2017 silver medal in U.S. History in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was featured as one of the top history books of 2016 by Holland is a Race & Ethnicity writer for The Associated Press and teaches creative nonfiction in the Masters of Fine Art in Creative Nonfiction program at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.

Contact: Lindsay Underwood,, (202) 662-7561

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