Sulwe is a children’s book of rare power and beauty. Dealing with colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within, this is actress Lupita Nyong’o’s ode to loving yourself. All the hype is worth it.
Wanda is a little girl with a big beautiful head of hair. While her mother thinks her hair is ‘strong and beautiful like the clouds”, Wanda is scared the children at school will laugh at her and her teacher will say it is “a bird’s nest”. How can she learn to love herself?
The Word of Mouse is about a sky-blue mouse called Isaiah “whose life has been one big fright fest”. Isaiah gets separated from his family and has to find his way back.
Sebastian is shy. When people talk to him, he freezes up, even thought he has lots to say and plenty to share. When the barber cuts his hair like a billiard ball, Sebastian thinks of what he’d liked to say but all he says is ‘fine.’ Oh don’t we all know a Sebastian?
‘I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!’ Were more encouraging words ever spoken to a child? This childhood classic is still just as powerful, 70 years on after children first read about the little steam engine that got stuck and couldn’t get over the mountain.
This charming Dr Seuss-inspired rhyming book about a little girl who likes herself no matter what is the perfect gift to encourage a little self-love. The heroine is a little girl who lists all the ways she likes herself no matter what she looks like and no matter what anyone thinks of her.