19
Jan
2018

Lupita Nyong’o Writing Children’s Book About Favorable Treatment Given To Lighter Skinned People

Written by TJB Writer in Blog

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o Writing Children’s Book

Lupita Nyong’o is jumping into the literary game. The Oscar Award winning actress is penning a children’s book. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers confirmed that Nyong’o’s “Sulwe” will come out next January. According to the publisher, the Kenyan actress’ debut book will be a story about “colorism,” the favorable treatment given to people with lighter skin. Sulwe is a 5-year-old girl from Kenya coming to terms with her dark skin. The book’s illustrator is still to be determined.

Lupita Nyong'o Writing Children's Book About Favorable Treatment Given To Lighter Skinned People

Nyong’o said in a statement that the book would draw on her own experiences of being “taunted” about her skin.

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