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