Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o has once again moved to advance her advocacy of the African Identity with her new book for children “Sulwe”.
The powerful moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning project the fact that true beauty comes from within.
The Hollywood actress took to her twitter handle to give fans a first look at the cover for Sulwe, a new children’s book aiming at encouraging kids to love themselves.
“I wrote a book! It’s called #Sulwe! This is the cover I’m thrilled to share it with you. Sulwe is out October 1 and is available for pre-order today at the link in bio!” wrote Nyong’o. “I wrote #Sulwe to encourage children (and everyone really!) to love the skin that they re in and see the beauty that radiates from within.”
The book projects the story of a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya. In the book, Sulwe has the darkest skin color in her family, a fact that 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.
“Sulwe” is slated to be out in October 1.
I wrote a book called #Sulwe! This is the cover, illustrated by @VashtiHarrison! Available for pre-order now & out Oct 1 ➡️https://t.co/O04OLMf5XX
I wrote Sulwe to inspire children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in & to see the beauty that radiates from within. pic.twitter.com/z0gpC2neOX
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 1, 2019