Some will recognise the author as an Oscar winning actress from the acclaimed films, “Black Panther” and “Twelve Years a Slave”. Stunningly beautiful illustrations by Vashti Harrison accompany a deceptively simple story of a girl with skin much darker than everyone else in her family, and who feels ashamed of it. After a wonderful visit by a shooting star, she comes to see the value and beauty in herself and her dark skin.
The book is targeted towards children aged 4-8 years old.
Author: Nyong'o, Lupita, Harrison, Vashti, Binding: Hardback, Imprint: Puffin, Series: N/A, Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK, Published: 15/10/2019, Pagination: 48 pages, Classification: Reading age: from c 3 years, Country of Publication: United Kingdom