Written by Lupita Nyong'o
Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
A powerful, moving story from Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD
NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S LITERARY WORK
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, Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
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