Lupita Nyong'O's 'Sulwe' to be made into an animated movie for Netflix

The children's book will be made into an animated musical for the US streamer.

Lupita Nyong'O recording the audiobook for 'Sulwe' [Popsugar]

Nyong'O shared the exciting news via a Twitter post shared on Thursday, February 18. "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".

Written by the actress and illustrated by Vashti Harrison, the book tells a profound story of a five-year-old who struggles with her self-esteem due to the colour of her skin.

It follows the story of Sulwe (meaning star), a child born with skin darker than anyone she knows. Her greatest desire is to become light skinned till she encounters a shooting star and embarks on a magical journey. The book was released on October 15, 2019.

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