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Sulwe
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Books on Tape 2021
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 580L
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Description
New York Times bestseller!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
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Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
02/23/2021
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593402061
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.4, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
580
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lupita Nyong'o. (2021). Sulwe. Unabridged Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lupita Nyong'o. 2021. Sulwe. Books on Tape.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Sulwe. Books on Tape, 2021.

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Lupita Nyong'o. Sulwe. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2021.

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New York Times bestseller!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
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        Starred review from August 5, 2019
        Sulwe, “born the color of midnight,” has close-cropped hair and the darkest skin in her family. “Mama was the color of dawn, Baba the color of dusk, and Mich, her sister, was the color of high noon.” When Sulwe’s schoolmates call her names, she endeavors to lighten her skin, and even her mother’s wisdom (“Brightness is not in your skin... Brightness is just who you are”) cannot convince her of her inherent worth. A nested fable shows Sulwe what happens when Night and Day, two magnificent sisters, react to peoples’ initial preference for Day’s light. In frustration, Night retreats, taking dreams and secrets with her, until Day, and humankind, begin to miss Night: “we need you just the way you are.” Though the fable strikes one odd note (“we need you so that we can... keep our secrets to ourselves”), the story draws its power from graceful prose by actress Nyong’o, making her authorial debut, and expertly executed animation-style art by Harrison (Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History). By turns beguiling (as when Sulwe’s mother counsels her tearful daughter) and magical (a shooting star darts into Sulwe’s room to share the story of Night and Day), the volume also clearly conveys that colorism is real, and it hurts. Sulwe’s story confronts it head-on, with words and images that celebrate the “dark and beautiful, bright and strong.” Ages 4–8.

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      • content: Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong'o beautifully presents her fictional story. Young Sulwe is the darkest member of her family. Listeners sympathize as she tries to erase her darkness and prays to God to make her skin fairer. Nyong'o's delivery of Sulwe's sweet, youthful voice and her mother's comforting tone are flawless. After Sulwe has a dream about dark and light sisters--Night and Day--she realizes that both are necessary and that what's inside a person is more important than skin color. Sound effects such as African drums and original music by Justin Ellington enrich the story. At the conclusion, a delightful group of youngsters reads the audiobook credits. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine
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Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
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