E–book (Sulwe AUTHOR Lupita Nyongo)

St And I was outside a lot so I was darker as a kid I remember the names moose monkey I remember running to my mom when some boy in my class "SAID I LOOKED LIKE A MOOSE "I looked like a moose our annual Halloween fair I remember my mom telling me not to listen So I think about the young girls of today the brown skin girls that are constantly being told that they are ugly They are dark They resemble animalsI m so glad This Story Exists For story xists for today Even though I m not a young girl any I still appreciated this story It spoke to the young black girl that I once was the young black girl that still lives inside me She s grateful My family reads all the Goodreads award nominated picture books very year This is book 19 of 20 of 2019 and we liked it It was written by Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong o and digitally illustrated in her second nominated book this year Vashti Harrison The story is about Sulwe who grows up wanting to be lighter toned as her mother and sisters are So it s about colorism and self steem including a dreamfantasy seuence about Night and Day that helps Sulwe believe in herselfHarry 15 today his birthday 4 Inspiring and I liked how her mom comforts her I like the story of Night and Day to ncourage SulweTara 35 I liked the story within the story about Night and Day than the story about the girl N not bad thoughRosanne Grandma 3 The yes in the illustrations are wonderfulDave 253 I actually did not like the Night and Day fantasy seuence as a way of helping resolve the struggle Sulwe has with herself but it is in keeping with the dreamy dramatic atmospheric digital illustration style adopted here that I actually thought was just okay thought I thought the art was better than the writing The theme of colorism reminds me of the similar theme in Spike Lee s School Daze and the YA novel by Sharon Flake The Skin I m In Brightness is not in your skinBrightness is just who you are Sulwe is darker than verybody lse around her Darker than her sister parents and the kids at school Sulwe does not like bbeing different or standing out She longs to be lighter so she can be beautiful too Her mother assures Sulwe that she is already beautiful but it will take a special journey for her to believe it and A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, embrace itLupita Nyong o is the author of this gorgeous book Captivating and strong this is a great debut as author for Nyong o The illustrations are just too beautiful and the message is one that needs to be said as much as possible Though the target audience is children this book appeals toverybody The book deals with colorism and loving yourself with Finesse And Charm Empowering and charm Empowering powerful the words on these pages celebrate beauty in its full splendor Though a simple concept this is an impacting message A wonderful book overall I bought this for my mother and sister to read to their young students but I wanted to read it too This book is perfect for helping young kids find the beauty in their dark skin And the illustrations are some of the most beautiful I ve The Shadow Reader ever seen in a children s book. Right like her mother and sisterThen a magical journey through the night sky opens heryes and changes verything. ,

The art The story The message Wow this brought a tear to my ye 3 POWERFUL seems too asy of a word to describe the debut children s book by Lupita Nyong o Yet powerful may not do it nough justice Colorism is an The Power Of A Choice extremely challenging subject to broach and tacklespecially among people of color However Sulwe approaches the issue with such honesty and candor that it invites a much needed discussion Brightness is not in your skinBrightness is just who you are With the beautiful illustrations provided by Vashti Harrison Sulwe speaks to very woman of color who has felt marginalized or consumed by doubt Although marketed as a children s book this book is agelessIn sharing her story Ms Nyong o speaks to the Sulwe in ach of us Don t wait for anyone to tell you what is beautiful Know that you are beautiful because you choose to be UPDATEI have to share the reactions of my students after reading this book to themTo paraphrase what I already knew Ms Nyong o has written a book that speaks to all regardless of race age and gender Boys and girls alike young and old walked away being touched by this story I saw some students sit up straighter and smile because they saw Sulwe in themselves I heard others vow that they would never treat anyone differently because of skin color We must fill ach other s buckets veryday And yet others talked about never fearing the dark again Night is beautiful It s the other s buckets veryday And yet others talked about never fearing the dark again Night is beautiful It s the time we can see stars Even my middle school counterparts shared this book with students HOW AWESOME Fridays are my most hectic Even my middle school counterparts shared this book with students HOW AWESOME Fridays are my most hectic of the week with cooking baking cleaning and other preparations I rarely have time to read so lately I have chosen to use the day for poetry and children s books Recently I noticed a new children s book by Star Wars actress Lupita Nyong o on my library s web site Illustrated by Caldecott winner Vashti Harrison with a sparkling purple cover Sulwe stands out ven for the youngest readers With Caldecott potential illustrations I could tell that Sulwe s story would be a winning one Sulwe is as dark as night Her sister and parents are lighter skinned and her sister has lots of friends at school Sulwe is always on the perimeter looking in at the rest of her kids One day she came home from school and used an Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling eraser and her mother s makeup to rub her blackness out As this was not successful Sulwe told her mother that she did not want to return to school the next day That night a shooting star visits Sulwe in her dreams and takes her on a journey into night to see why darkness is important Using magical realism that adult readers would appreciate Nyong o relates a story of the symbiotic relationship between the light sun and the dark moon Today humanity has been told that people of all colors matter Sulwe representing the blackest of people is shown how when the sun banished the moonarth was one continuous day There was no sleep and people wanted their dreams of night back Day journeyed to night and said I missed you and the feeling was mutual Sun needed moon s shadows. A picture book about colorism self steem and learning that true beauty comes from withinSulwe's skin is the color. ,
For day to function and moon benefitted from the light of stars that are only seen in the dark of night Even though Sulwe might not appreciate her darkness now it is important just as lightness is Nyong o tells that Sulwe s story is her own She was among the darkest of the children in her school and at some points had few friends Her mother tenderly related that it is what is inside her ualities and abilities that are important not her skin color which should be blind to veryone Today Nyong
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is a actress and now writer Sulwe is a timely book that can asily be discussed in lementary school timely book that can asily be discussed in lementary school With a discussion of a parable and all people mattering it is ven timely for the inclusion of all children during back to school week How could one not fall in love with Sulwe after hearing her story and viewing Harrison s lovely illustrations Such a refreshing book for a busy afternoon 4 stars Breathtaking illustrations with a positive message in self steemI found the writing kind of hollow and wish feeling had been injected into the phrasingThe author s note at the Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. end held so muchmotion than the actual book I will never get over the beauty that is Vashti Harrison s work She brings beauty and magic and and dream like uality to her illustrations that is stunning and gives the story so much life Some of these spreads I wouldn t mind blowing up as full posters and displaying as art piecesThe story navigates the struggles of colorism through the yes of a sweet little dark skinned black girl in such a meaningful and poignant way A good read for anyone pick it up Wonderful This is one of my top 5 new 2019 picture books of the year This is a little biographical we find out in the author s noteSulwe has dark skin like midnight while the rest of her family has lighter tones and her sister has a golden tone to her skin Sulwe prays for lighter skin and the ability to make friends and not be teased Her mama tells her the most beautiful story or legend of daylight and nighttime The people love the sun and hate the night until nighttime leaves and then daylight becomes too much The story is about balance and both sides being respectedThis is about self love and self mpowerment It s beautiful artwork and a beautiful story that touched my heart I want to own this bookThe nephew njoyed the story about day and night and he thought the story was ok He gave this 3 stars The niece read this too after I told her she had to read it and she thought this was a great story and she gave this 4 stars The nephew did ask why people s skin can be different colors and I had to talk about pigmentation in the skin and how genes can mix and match Of COURSE I loved this The story was so perfect for the mind of a young dark skinned girl The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and anyone that xperiences them will be able to appreciate them I m so honored to have Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, experienced this story Even as the 32 year old that I am As a young black girl while I m not the darkest I certainly wasn t the lighte. Of midnight She's darker thanveryone in her family and veryone at schoolAll she wants is to be beautiful and

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Sulwe AUTHOR Lupita Nyongo

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