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By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Girl learns to embrace her dark skin in magical tale.

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age 2+

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This empowering story of a girl who's feeling left out because of her looks uses myth and fantasy to teach a lesson about accepting who you are and discovering your own beauty. Lupita Nyong'o's story is gentle and engaging, and Vashti Harrison's dazzling art shows a wide range of emotions (Sulwe's big eyes convey a lot), with wonderful contrasts of radiant sunny gold and dark brown, black, blue, and purple. Sulwe is a warm and personal exploration of a topic rarely discussed in children's literature.

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