Lupita Nyong’o is adding author to her impressive list of accomplishments. The Academy-award winning actress is working on her first children’s book, Sulve. The book translates to “star” in Nyong’o’s native language. It is tells a story about a girl who is uncomfortable with her skin color.
“Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty,” Nyong’o wrote today in an Instagram post announcing the book.
This is a topic that Nyong’o is passionate about and a great story to share with young people. Nyong’o took to Instagram to announce the book.
I am pleased to reveal that I have written a children’s book! It’s called “Sulwe”! Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty. She encounters lessons that we learn as children and spend our lives unlearning. This is a story for little ones, but no matter the age I hope it serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin. Coming January 2019!!
Sulwe will be published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and slated for January 2019.
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