Sulwe
Sulwe
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Sulwe

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.

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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.

 

Weight 589.67 g
Dimensions 9 × 12.7 × 289.56 mm
Format

Hardback

Country

Kenya

Number of Pages

48

Language

English

Author

Lupita Nyong'o

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Editorial Review

A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic [of colorism] in a uniquely nurturing way. ~ Kirkus Reviews, starred review

By turns beguiling (as when Sulwe’s mother counsels her tearful daughter) and magical (a shooting star darts into Sulwe’s room to share the story of Night and Day), the volume also clearly conveys that colorism is real, and it hurts. Sulwe’s story confronts it head-on, with words and images that celebrate the 'dark and beautiful, bright and strong ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review

A welcome celebration of Black girls, an important lesson for all kids (and grownups), and a necessary message for any child who has been made to feel unworthy of love on account of their looks ~ Booklist