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! 💫 #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre pic.twitter.com/AmHeC5G9KV— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 18, 2021
Lupita N'yongo's children's book Sulwe is becoming an animated musical film for Netflix! The illustrated book was released in 2019 and became a NYT Bestseller. For those unfamiliar, Sulwe tells the story of a little girl with “skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone she knows. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright. One night, Sulwe is visited by a shooting star sent by the Night, and embarks on a magical journey where she learns the eye-opening story of the sisters Night and Day. Sulwe is a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within,” says the release.
So happy for Lupita!! I bet this will be absolutely beautiful. Netflix has produced some great animated originals.