Lupita Nyong'o to publish children's book urging dark-skinned girls to have joy in their own skin

Lupita Nyong'o to publish children's book urging dark-skinned girls to have joy in their own skin

- Lupita announced the project recently

- The book is about a girl named Sulwe

- It will come out in 2019

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has announced that she will publish a children's book in January 2019.

In a post on Instagram recently, she said the book's aim will be to inspire dark-skinned girls to have "joy in their own skin."

Briefly.co.za learned that the story will be about Sulwe, a dark-skinned girl who goes on to discover her beauty.

Lupita wrote:

It's called Sulwe! Sulwe is a dark-skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure‚ and awakens with a re-imagined 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.

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In the past, Lupita spoke about her own struggles with self-esteem caused by her dark skin and perceptions that it was "less beautiful."

Fortunately, she learned to appreciate her beauty in her own skin. Her confidence grew and she became an actress. She famously won an Oscar for her stunning role in 12 Years A Slave.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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