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Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Recommended Grades: K-3

Category: Identity, Culture, Inclusion and Belonging

Sub-topics: Self-acceptance; Physical features;  Colorism; Being proud of your skin color

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.

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