Week of March 14, 2022 | TK-5 | CYRM Picture Books | Vote
Sulwe, by Lupita Nyong'o
In this powerful story about colorism and self-love, a young girl wishes for her dark skin to be lighter. The story is bases on the real-life struggles actress Lupita Nyong'o faced growing up in Kenya as a dark-skinned girl. Ms. Nyong'o felt unbeautiful until dark-skinned model Alek Wek came on the international scene. "I couldn't believe someone who looked like me could be viewed as beautiful." Besides her work as an an actress, writer, and producer, Ms. Nyong'o advocates for elephant conservation with WildAid.
Video Lupita Nyong'o reads Sulwe
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