Sulwe is the story of a girl whose whole family looks different from her. Her mother is the color of dawn, her dad is the color of dusk, and her sister is the color of high noon, but Sulwe is as dark as midnight. At school, Sulwe’s sister is given all types of nice pet names such as “Sunshine Ray” and “Beauty” but the other children call Sulwe “Blackie” and “Darky.” Sulwe does not feel good about her skin color and tries everything she could to lighten her skin, but nothing works. One day, her mother tells her a story of two sisters, and Sulwe is changed forever. To find out what happens to Sulwe, buy this book. It may change you as well.
Sulwe is a beautifully written story, with lovely illustrations that can be shared with the whole family. This book is a must-have for all the little girls in the world who question their value, who doubt their worth. It teaches that beauty is not skin-deep and that each person is precious. Sulwe reminds us that we are all beautiful, no matter what anyone else says.
|Author||Lupita Nyong'o, with illustrations by Vashti Harrison|
|Page Count||48 pages|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|