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Lupita Nyong’o’s Childrens Book “Sulwe,” is Coming to Netflix as an Animated Musical

Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o has announced that her children’s book “Sulwe” will be made into an animated movie and she is excited to be on this journey with streaming platform, Netflix.

Lupita Nyong’s book “Sulwe” was published in 2019 with the aim of inspiring young ones to walk with joy in their own skin.

Lupita Nyongo's "Sulwe" animation image

The book which will now be made into an animated movie tells the story of a 5-year-old girl growing up in Kenya who has the darkest skin colour in her family and is looking for a way to lighten her skin. Sulwe’s quest to fit in leads her to an adventure, which changes her perception of what beauty is.

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Disclosing the news on twitter, Lupita Nyong’o wrote :

Sulwe is going to be an animated movie!! thank you to the readers of all ages who have joined #Sulwe on her starry ride. I’m so excited for this next adventure on @Netflix! #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre

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