Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Congratulations to Oscar winning actress and star of “Black Panther,” Lupita Nyong’o. The stage and film diva has revealed that she is releasing her first children’s book in 2019 titled, Sulwe.

According to the New York Times, the book’s title means “star” in Ms. Nyong’o’s native language, Luo, and the story will focus on a 5-year-old Kenyan girl who is determined to find a way to lighten her skin. This isn’t the first time Nyong’o has addressed the issues of colorism, race and beauty.

“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. 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 your own skin. Coming January 2019,” wrote the Star Wars star on Instagram.

Sulwe will be published through Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers next January.

Stay tuned…

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