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Lupita Nyong'o Is Writing a Children's Book About Colorism

Lupita Nyong'o Is Writing a Children's Book About Colorism
From TIME - January 18, 2018

Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyongo will soon expand her creative skills; the star of 12 Years a Slave and the forthcoming Black Panther will write a childrens book exploring the issue of colorism.

The picture book, Sulwe, will examine the widespread prejudice in favor of lighter skin, an issue Nyongowho was born in Mexico and raised in Kenyasays she experienced as a child. The title character is a five-year-old girl in Kenya with darker skin than her family members and classmates. She wishes to make her skin lighter. But with help from her mother and a special journey in the night sky, she sees that her skin is beautiful just as it is.

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