Written by Lupita Nyong’o & Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Actress/superhuman, Lupita Nyong’o, has quite possibly created the most beautiful picture book of 2019. Sulwe tells the story of a little girl who is convinced that something is wrong with her skin. She tries everything to make it lighter – rubbing her pencil eraser on it, eating the whitest foods she can find – but nothing helps. Nothing will make her beautiful. UNTIL she’s led through the tale of the goddesses of darkness and light. In this story, one little girl will discover the beauty of love and balance.
Sulwe gives parents/teachers the opportunity to talk to their little ones about why each of us are different and how this makes us wonderful.
NYT Kids Bestseller!
Questions to ask your kiddos:
***Why would someone want to change the way they look?
***Where do you see darkness and light in the world around you? The Sun? The Moon? Why do we need them both?
***What can YOU do to help everyone in your life know that they are beautiful and loved JUST the way they are?