by Lupita Nyong’o, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
- A Top 150 Children’s Book
- A 2022 Top 100 Recommended Children’s Book
- 9 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2020
- An NAACP Image Award Honored Book
- 2020 Children’s Africana Book Award Winner or Honoree
Publication Date: Oct 15, 2019
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
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. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance