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.---from the publisher
48 pages 978-1534425361 Ages 4-8
Keywords: African, African author, diversity, diverse books, individuality, self esteem, self respect, self image, self acceptance, pride, beauty, colorism, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Africa