Lupita Nyong’o Pens Children’s Book About Colorism
From the big screen to the fingertips of our babies! Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is taking her beauty and brains to bookstores with her newest project – a children’s book! Amazon gives this description of “Sulwe:”
“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.”
Illustrated by celebrated artist Vashti Harrison, Lupita showed off “Sulwe’s” cover in an Instagram post. She said:
“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! The extraordinary @VashtiHarrison illustrated the story. I wrote #Sulwe to encourage children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in and see the beauty that radiates from within. #Bookstagram #ChildrensBooks”
Vashti Harrison announced her involvement with the project to her own Instagram followers. She said:
“Okay the date is April 1, but i promise this is real! I’ve been keeping this secret for so long! I’ve had the incredible opportunity to illustrate this amazing picture book written by @lupitanyongo ! Sulwe is a beautiful story that will inspire all readers to love the skin they are in and see the beauty that radiates from within! Out Oct 1, available for preorder now!”
The “Us” star even showed off a fan’s confirmation of her “Sulwe” purchase!
Will you be purchasing Lupita Nyong’o’s book for the little ones in your life?
Written by Miata Shanay