Meet the Author of Black Panther Movie Companion Book
Jesse J. Holland is an award-winning journalist and the author of the first novel featuring comics’ most popular black superhero, The Black Panther. The novel was commissioned by Marvel books.
In Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Holland retells the classic origin of T’Challa, the original Black Panther, and updates it for the new century, giving new fans and longtime die-hard aficionados a good platform and some inside information for the new “Black Panther” movie from Marvel Studios debuting in Feburary 2018.
Jesse is an accomplished novelist, having also been trusted by Lucasfilm to chronicle the history of their newest black hero in Star Wars _ Finn _ in the Star Wars young adult novel Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Finn’s Story.
In addition to fiction, Jesse is also an award-winning nonfiction author, with his book The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slavery In The White House, being named as the 2017 silver medal award winner in U.S. History in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and one of the top history books of 2016 by Smithsonian.com. In addition to his books, Jesse is also a Race & Ethnicity writer for The Associated Press, as well as a former White House, Supreme Court and Congressional reporter. He is also a recognized educator and public speaker, having served as the Visiting Distinguished Professor of Ethics in Journalism at the University of Arkansas in 2016. He now teaches creative nonfiction in the Master of Fine Art in Creative Nonfiction program at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.
Jesse is from Holly Springs, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in journalism and English. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in 2012.