Lupita Nyong'o to inspire dark-skinned girls through children's book

Lupita Nyong'o

REUTERS Phil McCartenActress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills California

The Academy Award-winning actor's debut novel will be released by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in January 2019.

The book, Sulwe, follows the story of a little girl named Sulwe, which means "star", a 5-year-old from Kenya who wishes she had lighter skin. With guidance from her mother, Sulwe takes a fantastical journey through the night's sky that helps her embrace the beauty of her skin.

Lupita Nyong'o has written a children's book about embracing your natural beauty.

Black Caps choose to bat in fifth ODI
New Zealand's innings was anchored by opener Martin Guptill who made his 13th ODI century while Ross Taylor reached 50. Guptill, who scored 310 runs in the series, was named man of the match and player of the series.

Sharing the news on Instagram, the actress said: "I am pleased to reveal that I have written a children's book!"

Reality television star, Kim Kardashian recently welcomed her third child with husband, Kanye West and she's opening up about the struggles of having to use a surrogate. Growing up, she remembers becoming more aware of herself in grade school and caring about the opinions of others.

She added that each morning she "experienced the same disappointment of being just as dark as [.] the day before".

President Trump Makes Decision on Immigration
Ryan seemingly uses his Catholicism as a shield when talking about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , or DACA . The House needs to pass a bill Thursday in order to give the Senate time to do the same ahead of the midnight Friday deadline.

Nyong'o often speaks about how she had to learn to love her dark skin while growing up in a world that favors lighter tones so it's only natural that this story hits close to home for the beloved actress.

In November a year ago, Lupita hit back at a United Kingdom magazine for allegedly lightening her skin and editing her hairstyle on their cover. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty, but also, get to the deeper business of being attractive inside.

The speech went viral and gained Ms. Nyong'o praise for its emotional depth and heartfelt message. "I felt really grateful that it had this impact", she told the publication. "And at that time it occurred to me that there was an audience that this was resonating with, but the age group that really needed to hear this wouldn't necessarily hear the speech".

The 4 Talking Points From Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal
You could see at 1-1 it was inevitable, there were no characters out there, nobody pulling people into position. They were all after a slow build-up".

Latest News