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Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o (Teacher Discussion Guide)

#6 Partner Content 2020
Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Activity


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Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe  wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. This picture book creates a whimsical and poignant story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

This book discussion guide includes background information on colorism, vocabulary, discussion questions, extension activities and additional resources.

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Sulwe book discussion guide.pdf

February 13, 2020
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