Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o Writes an Inspirational Children’s Book About Colorism and Realizing your True Beauty

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Product Details

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2019)
Length: 48 pages
ISBN13: 9781534425361
Grades: P – 3
Ages: 4 – 8
Lexile ® AD580L
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