Reviews

  • A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic in a uniquely nurturing way

    Kirkus Starred Review
  • By turns beguiling (as when Sulwe's mother counsels her tearful daughter) and magical (a shooting star darts into Sulwe's room to share the story of Night and Day), the volume also clearly conveys that colorism is real, and it hurts. Sulwe's story confronts it head-on, with words and images that celebrate the 'dark and beautiful, bright and strong.'

    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • A welcome celebration of Black girls, an important lesson for all kids (and grownups), and a necessary message for any child who has been made to feel unworthy of love on account of their looks

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