Lupita Nyong’o to inspire dark-skinned girls through children’s book

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has revealed that she is writing a children’s book that she hopes will inspire dark skinned girls to “walk with joy in their own skin“.

Lupita Nyong’o to inspire dark-skinned girls through children’s book. Picture: FILE

Taking to social media‚ Lupita said she was thrilled to announce news of the book‚ which will hit shelves in January 2019.

“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 their own skin.”

Just like Sulwe‚ Lupita grew up with self-esteem issues over her dark skin and how people described her lighter-skinned sister differently.

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