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Lupita Nyong’o to Publish Children’s Book for Dark Skinned Girls

Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has always shown her heartfelt advocacy against colorism and is continuing that trend in the next coming year. The starlet announced on Instagram that she will be publishing a children’s book for ages 5-7 that she hopes will inspire young dark skinned girls to love their skin.

The book entitled, ‘Sulwe’, which means “star” in Nyong’o’s native language, Luo, is a story about a little Kenyan girl who has the darkest complexion in her family and wishes to lighten her skin.

As described by Nyong’o; “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