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Oscar winning actor Lupita Nyong’o has announced that she will be publishing a children’s book titled “Sulwe.”
Lupita shared the news on her Instagram, writing that Sulwe is dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure.
Sulwe will be published in January 2019. She wrote:
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I am pleased to reveal that 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. She encounters lessons that we learn as children and spend our lives unlearning. This is a story for little ones, but no matter the age I hope it serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin. Coming January 2019!!
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Sulwe, according to New York Times, means star in Lupita’s language Luo.
Sulwe is a story of a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya, New York Times wrote, who has the darkest skin color in her family and is looking for a way to lighten her skin.
Sulwe’s search leads her to an adventure, which changes her perception of what beauty is.
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Lupita says she hopes the story will inspire young ones to walk with joy in their own skin.