Sulwe

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
sulwe
Author(s):
Lupita Nyong'o
Illustrator(s):
Vashti Harrison
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-1534425361
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

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.

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