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Publisher Description

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

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.

In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2019
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
48
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
31.8
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades P-3

Customer Reviews

CatrilliaY ,

Excellent book about self-love

This is a wonderful way to teach children how to respect each other as well as how to love themselves for who they are. I love how beautifully the images tie into the words. I think adults and children alike have much to gain by reading this book together.

ValkaSalka ,

Resonates so well w biracial daughter

This book resonates so well with my daughter. She absolutely loves it. It’s served as the catalyst for various discussion around race, skin color, privilege, siblings, etc. Fantastic book.

Lootyluv ,

Black Girl Magic!

What a beautiful story and visual masterpiece!