Lupita Nyong’o has a kids’s e book popping out subsequent yr

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o joins the rising listing of movie star kids’s lit authors, as The New York Occasions studies the Star Wars: The Final Jedi actress has a children e book due out in 2019.

Nyong’o, who shared the announcement by way of her personal social media channels, is writing a e book titled Sulwe (translated from Luo, it means “star,” which sounds about proper) with an empowering message for younger ladies. The e book follows a 5-year-old Kenya woman who feels “uncomfortable” about the truth that her pores and skin is darker than anybody else’s in her household, so she tries to determine learn how to lighten it. However because the story goes on, she learns to “see magnificence otherwise.”

The Queen Of Katwe star says studying along with her mom helped educate her to embrace her complexion, which is among the causes she wished to jot down the e book. She’s promoted extra inclusive notions of magnificence for a lot of her profession—in her 2014 Black Ladies in Hollywood speech, Nyong’o addressed the idealization of lighter-skinned ladies of shade. Talking on to a younger woman who says she was impressed by Nyong’o’s self-acceptance, the actress mentioned, “I hope that my presence in your screens and in magazines might lead you, younger woman, on the same journey. That you’ll really feel validation of your exterior magnificence, but in addition, get to the deeper enterprise of being lovely inside.”

Sulwe is being printed by Simon & Schuster Books for Younger Readers, and shall be out January 2019.

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