Lupita Nyong'o has written a children's book about embracing one's natural beauty

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Lupita Nyong'o has written a children's book about embracing one's natural beauty

Academy Award victor Lupita Nyong'o will soon be able to add children's book writer to her long list of accomplishments!

Lupita told The New York Times she hopes the book will plant the seeds in a younger minds as it teaches them lessons children "don't necessarily recognise when they are reading the books".

Her first book, entitled Sulwe and slated for release in January 2019, focuses on the title character, Sulwe, a five-year-old Kenyan girl. While she goes on a fantastical adventure in the night sky, the overall message is grounded in her mother's advice and what it means to see all kinds of beauty.

We're sure Sulwe will be just as heartwarming as the speeches Lupita Nyong'o has given in the past where she's encouraged others to learn to love themselves inside and out.

Since then, the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" actress has put her money where her mouth is by calling out magazine beauty standards and now writing a children's book to combat the idea that dark skin isn't handsome.

In an Instagram post about the book, Nyong'o expressed her hope that it "serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin".

Though Nyong'o's children's book is a work of fiction, it deals with a subject matter that she herself is all too familiar with.

If you can't wait for your Lupita fix until January 2019, you can see her in Marvel's "Black Panther", in theaters next month. During an iconic and heartfelt speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon back in 2017, she powerfully spoke about the beauty of being dark skinned.

"I felt really grateful that it had this impact", Ms. Nyong'o said.

Lupita Nyong'o is using her celebrity to teach kids a very important lesson: everyone is lovely, regardless of their skin colour.

"I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin and my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter skinned", she said.

Oprah, she said, changed her mind when she called global model Alek Wek "beautiful".

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