Lupita Nyong'o is working on a picture book
NEW YORK (AP):
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is working on a picture book.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced yesterday that Nyong'o's Sulwe will come out next January.
According to the publisher, the Kenyan actress' debut book will be a story about colourism, the favourable treatment given to people with lighter skin.
Sulwe is a five-year-old girl from Kenya coming to terms with her dark skin. The book's illustrator is still to be determined.
Nyong'o said in a statement that the book would draw on her own experiences of being "taunted" about her skin.
Nyong'o won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in Twelve Years a Slave. Her other credits include Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the upcoming Black Panther.