Author: Lupita Nyong'o
Illustrator: Vashti Harrison
Young Sulwe — whose name means star — was born with skin as dark as midnight. She doesn’t think she’s beautiful like her mother who is the color of dawn or her sister who is nicknamed Sunshine and Beauty at school.
However, one night she is swept away on a magical adventure where she meets the sisters Day and Night and learns their story giving her a new perspective on the beauty of her own midnight skin. A magical, mythic tale brought to life through vibrant, lush illustrations. Your young readers and listeners will be spellbound as they journey into the night sky with Sulwe, discovering that beauty comes in all shapes and colors and begins with seeing the beauty in ourselves.