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Sulwe

Sulwe
 

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school. All she ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241394328
Barcode 9780241394328
Release Date 1 October 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Nyong'o, Lupita
Illustrated by Harrison, Vashti
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ISBN-13 9780241394328
ISBN-10 0241394325
Stock Release date is 1 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Release Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nyong'o, Lupita
Illustrated by Harrison, Vashti
Category Picture Storybooks
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 231mm
Height: 298mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 984788

Description of this Book

From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey through the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book, Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

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Author's Bio

Lupita Nyong'o is a Kenyan actress and producer. Her first feature film role was in the film 12 Years a Slave, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as multiple accolades, including the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Critics' Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and the NAACP Award. She has since starred in Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe, Star Wars- The Force Awakens, Ryan Coogler's record-breaking box office hit Black Panther, and most recently in Jordan's Peele's critically acclaimed horror film, Us. Nyong'o earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed. She lives in Brooklyn. Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders- Bold Women in Black History, is an artist, author and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film and video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love for both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.

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