These featured books are from our Books Matter collection that teach about bias, promote respect for diversity and encourage social action. To help educators and parent/family members expand upon children’s learning from the book, each Book of the Month has an Educator Discussion Guide and a Parent/Family Discussion Guide, which provides discussion questions, activities, talking points and additional resources.
February 2020: Sulwe
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.
This picture book creates a whimsical and poignant story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
AUTHOR: Lupita Nyong'o
ILLUSTRATOR: Vashti Harrison
AGE GROUP: 4-8