Oscar-winning actress/goddess/Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o just announced that she's publishing her first children's book in January of 2019.
I am pleased to reveal I have written a children's book! It's called "Sulwe"! Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty. Coming January 2019! More: https://t.co/aGcbwNKrcP pic.twitter.com/6sass0oxOM— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 17, 2018
"Sulwe" -- which means "star" in Lupita's native language, Luo -- will follow a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya.
The New York Times writes:
Sulwe has the darkest skin color in her family, a fact that makes her uncomfortable and determined to find a way to lighten her skin. As the story unfolds Sulwe embarks on a whimsical adventure in the night sky that, coupled with advice from her mother, helps her see beauty differently.
Lupita nyong'o is releasing a children's book. I'm not a child- but I'm going to get it for myself & my younger cousin. She will know that her dark skin is glorious!!— WildFlower. (@Tshego_07) January 19, 2018
Homagawd, I need to find some kids to read to asap so me purchasing this book won't be weird. https://t.co/Y1p4k8ALTk— Noelle Brooks (@noellewrites) January 18, 2018
We can't wait for Sulwe!