Black Sands, the Seven Kingdoms, Volume 1
Black Sands is the most popular independent book series in the black community and it is clear why. The story is about a young boy named Ausar whose life goal is to rule Kemet. This leads him on a quest across the war-torn lands of the ancient world.
In this world, a power struggle is being fought between the last standing nations of people and ancient beings known only as gods who rule over them. Our heroes will not only be struggling with ancient deities, but also the intricate politics of society at the time.
Whether it's ancient Greece, Sumer, Canaan, Kush, or Egypt, readers will dive deep into this culturally phenomenal series. Kirkus Reviews says it is "A sure bet for young readers who may be cultivating interests in ancient history." It has been compared to other Middle Grade series titles such as Avatar, Naruto manga, and many more. Black Sands is a series most black youth are hungry for. It is no wonder it has been featured in Publishers Weekly, CBR, Atlanta Blackstar, endorsed by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and more.
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"A sure bet for young readers who may be cultivating interest in ancient history."
Educator Victoria G.
"As a NYC public school teacher, Black Sands books are essential to the classroom because it finally gives us minorities a chance to be POWERFULLY represented in literature."
Dr. Kevin M. Washburn, Directory of Library Programs for DC Public Schools
"Students will connect with the Black Sands graphic novels which are uplifting and a culturally relevant historical adventure series."
Kadiatou A. Tubman, Manager of Education Programs Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
"Black Sands offers readers of all ages stunning imagery and epic storytelling."
Sugar Hill Children's Museum NYC
"Black Sands is the best sellers at our shop."
Customer Ashley Holmes
"The graphics and storyline are amazing.."
Customer Charles Cutler
"Absolutely awesome highly recommend getting this."
"Worth Adding to Your Library. My son enjoyed it. The first thing he said was, "they look like me." The illustrations are equally as amazing and captivating as the storyline."
"My boys absolutely loved it!!! They're binge readers. Please make more!!!!"