by Lupita Nyong'o illustrated by Vashti Harrison


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  • Item #66V2 in Voices Voices
    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 4 - 7
    Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor
    • Format: Hardcover Book
      Hardcover Book
Short Summary
Sulwe is worried that her skin is too dark…until a magical journey in the night sky changes everything.

Good For:
Celebrity Author, Magically Illustrated Picture Book, Easy-to-Read Story with an Inspiring Message, Learning to Shine from Within

Topics and Themes:
African Americans, Skin Color, Beauty, Self-Acceptance and Self-Esteem

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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. But when she learns that her name means star, her heart is opened to the beauty all around her—and especially within herself.

In this stunning debut picture book, Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical, heartwarming story that inspires children to appreciate their own unique beauty.
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Product Details

    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 9" x 11 3/8" x 0 3/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-534-42536-1