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:
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!!
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.
Lupita says she hopes the story will inspire young ones to walk with joy in their own skin.