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Don’t Bleach Your Skin Lupita Nyong’o Writes In New Book Sulwe

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Don’t Bleach Your Skin Lupita Nyong’o Writes In New Book Sulwe

Don't Bleach You Skin Lupita Nyong’o Writes In New Book Sulwe

Don’t Bleach You Skin Lupita Nyong’o Writes In New Book Sulwe

Kenyan Born Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is set to drop her new book chastising young people to shy away from bleaching their skins. The new book that talks about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within is titled Sulwe meaning ’Star’ in in Ms. Nyong’o’s native language, Luo.

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The lead character in the book Sulwe is a 5-year old who has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school, a situation that bothers her that she determines to find a way to lighten her skin.

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As the story unfolds Sulwe embarks on a whimsical adventure in the night sky that, coupled with advice from her mother, helps her see beauty differently.

Writing on her Facebook page, Nyong’o said she wrote the book to encourage everyone to love the skin they are in & to see the beauty that radiates from within.

”I wrote a book! It’s called #Sulwe! This is the cover! I’m thrilled to share it with you. Sulwe is out October 1… I wrote #Sulwe to encourage children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in & to see the beauty that radiates from within, ” she said excitedly.

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The picture book is aimed at readers between the ages of 5 and 7and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers next January. 

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