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When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781534425361
Branch Call Number: JE NYONG'O
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Harrison, Vashti - Illustrator


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JCLBetM Oct 24, 2019

Beautifully illustrated, the story of Sulwe includes a lovely, soulful fable that helps the young girl understand the truth about beauty and begin to see the world and herself more clearly. The author is an amazing actress, so it's fun to see a different side to her creativity.

Oct 24, 2019

This is such a fabulous book for all children, which uses a fable about the day sky and the night sky to show how both light and dark are needed. It will help those of color feel good about themselves, no matter how others view the colors of their skin, while it will help those with lighter skin realize how wonderful it is to live in such a diverse world.


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