From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within.
Lupita Nyong'o is a Kenyan actress and producer. Her first feature
film role was in the film 12 Years a Slave, for which she
received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as
multiple accolades, including the Screen Actors Guild Award, the
Critics' Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and the NAACP
Award. She has since starred in Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe,
Star Wars- The Force Awakens, Ryan Coogler's record-breaking
box office hit Black Panther, and most recently in Jordan's
Peele's critically acclaimed horror film, Us. Nyong'o earned
a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira's play
Eclipsed. She lives in Brooklyn.
Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders- Bold Women in Black History, is an artist, author and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film and video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love for both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.
A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic in a uniquely nurturing way * Kirkus Starred Review *