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    Lupita Nyong'o's New Book "Sulwe" Is An Ode To Dark-Skinned Girls Who've Never Felt Seen

    "I imagined what it would be like for 5-year-old me to see more dark skin in a beautiful light."

    Lupita Nyong'o's talent seeps through every role she takes on. From the characters she brings to life in movies and on Broadway... the light she shines on magazine covers, Lupita is a Hollywood force to be reckoned with.

    Now, the Oscar-winning actor has set her eyes on a new venture: author. Inspired by the lack of diversity in books she read during her youth, Lupita decided to change the narrative by creating a children's book of her own: Sulwe.

    On Tuesday, Lupita took to social media to reflect on the importance of her book and what she hopes dark-skinned girls will learn from it.

    This is 5-year-old me. I reflected on this little girl's feelings and fantasies when I decided to write my children's book, #Sulwe. With this book, I wanted to hold up a mirror for her. Here's why:

    Lupita said she yearned to see faces and characters that looked liked her when she was growing up.

    She went on to explain why diversity and representation in media has such a big impact on people, especially children.

    Lupita hopes Sulwe will give people of all ages another reason to love the dark skin they're in.

    Society's view on darker skin also played a major role in the book's conception.

    Well, Lupita is officially ready to show her heartwarming and playful picture book to the world.

    Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe hits bookstores everywhere on Oct. 15.

    I imagined what it would have been like for her to turn the pages of picture books and see more dark skin in a beautiful light. This book is my dream come true for kids like her today. #Sulwe arrives Oct 15! #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre #NationalBookMonth