Sulwe is a must-read! Written by Academy Award-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, this is a powerful picture book that discusses colorism in a way I’ve yet to encounter in a children’s book. Sulwe is vulnerable and honest in sharing her feelings and self-reflection about her midnight black skin. The story employs elements of fantasy (a magical journey into the night) to help Sulwe truly understand her value and her worth just as she is. It’s moving and emotional, and the illustrations are thematic elements are extraordinary. A book about perspective, kindness, self-esteem, and self-love.