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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller!

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

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, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. 

©2021 Lupita Nyong'o (P)2021 Listening Library

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amazing illustration

definitely a story worth listening to. Can inspire a child to be happy with your Melanin.

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Absolutely beautiful!!! I felt this way compared to my siblings and parents. Everyone was more yellow and I was dark brown. People would ask if I was adopted. It took years to see my own beauty.

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Beautiful story

wonderful story about loving oneself and not letting others define you, and pitting you in a box.

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Great Definition of Black Beauty

Loved it. Great way to explain to dark skinned girls their beauty and to others why its wrong to tease and bully.

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Beautiful Story

Every child and adult must read this book. It's a Beautiful interpretation of loving yourself just the way you are!