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Sulwe  Cover Image Book Book

Sulwe / written by Lupita Nyong'o ; illustrated by Vashti Harrison.

Nyong'o, Lupita, (author.). Harrison, Vashti, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534425361
  • ISBN: 1534425365
  • ISBN: 9781713701361
  • ISBN: 1713701367
  • ISBN: 9780780467705
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary
Summary, etc.:
When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but a shooting star's tale of the sisters Night and Day helps her understand there is beauty and worth in every shade.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8
AD580L Lexile
Decoding demand: 76 (high) Semantic demand: 81 (very high) Syntactic demand: 87 (very high) Structure demand: 82 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 505104.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book, 2020
2021-2022 Show me award final nominee
Subject: Self-acceptance > Juvenile fiction.
Black people > Juvenile fiction.
Human skin color > Psychological aspects > Fiction.
Stars > Juvenile fiction.
Sun > Mythology.
Moon > Mythology.
Kenya > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 70 of 87 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Pulaski County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County Library-Waynesville.


  • 0 current holds with 87 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pulaski County Library-Waynesville E NYO (Text) 33642000661710 Childrens Award Bk Available -

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