A powerful, moving picture book about colorism and self-esteem.
Product Code: 6944
ISBN: 9781534425361
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 48
Published Date: 10/15/2019
Availability:In stock
Price: $17.99

A New York Times bestseller!

From award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a moving picture book about colorism and self-esteem.

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.

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

Ages 4 - 8

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"A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic [of colorism] in a uniquely nurturing way." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"By turns beguiling (as when Sulwe’s mother counsels her tearful daughter) and magical (a shooting star darts into Sulwe’s room to share the story of Night and Day), the volume also clearly conveys that colorism is real, and it hurts. Sulwe’s story confronts it head-on, with words and images that celebrate the 'dark and beautiful, bright and strong.'" - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A welcome celebration of Black girls, an important lesson for all kids (and grownups), and a necessary message for any child who has been made to feel unworthy of love on account of their looks." - Booklist

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