Here Is How Lupita Nyong’o Plans To Use Her ‘2019’ Book To Teach Black Children About Self Confidence
African Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong’o will address accepting your dark skin in her 2019 book titled Sulwe.
The actress said, while growing up she had problems accepting her complexion, and she often felt confused about who she was,that is why she wants to use the book to reach children specifically.
Sulwe means ‘Star’ in Nyong’o’s native language of Luo, and it tells the story of a girl, Sulwe, who has the darkest skin color in her family, which makes her uncomfortable and determined to find a way to lighten her skin. As the story unfolds, Sulwe embarks on a whimsical adventure in the night sky that, coupled with advice from her mother, helps her see beauty differently.
The book is the Kenyan beauty’s debut children’s book. It is published under Simon & Schuster Books for young readers next January. The picture book is aimed at readers between the ages of 5 and 7.
Lupita Nyong’o also shared her excitement on Instagram, saying the book is not only for the young ones, but for people of all ages to get an inspiration from to appreciate their own skin.
Check out her post below.
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!!