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Lupita Nyong'o Says Her New Children's Book 'Sulwe' Was Made To 'Help Little Kids'

Lupita Nyong’o is gorgeous in a yellow ensemble while stepping out with her brand new children’s book “Sulwe” in-hand on Tuesday (October 15) in New York City.

That same day, the Oscar-winning actress was spotted in a different outfit making her way out of the Good Morning America studios after promoting “Sulwe,” which means star.

Star is the main character in Nyong’o‘s book. Sulwe has “skin the color of midnight,” but wants a lighter complexion. The little girl goes on a journey which opens her eyes to self-love and recognizing her own, unique beauty.

“It took a while for me to find my stride and learn to love the skin I’m in. I wrote this book to help little kids get there a little faster,” Lupita told GMA. “When I was growing up [I] thought that in order to make it into the pages of books, you had to be light. In fact, one of the first times I drew my family, I drew them with light skin. I used the cream-colored crayons and not the dark ones because I just didn’t see that in books. I didn’t think we belonged in books.”

Lupita Nyong’o's Rapping Alter Ego ‘Troublemaker’ Freestyles on ‘Tonight Show’ – Watch!

FYI: Lupita Nyong’o is wearing a yellow Toccin look with a pink Stalvey bag. She’s also wearing a Michael Kors Collection on GMA.

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Lupita Nyong'o Attends the One-Night Only Showing of New Movie 'Little Monsters'

Lupita Nyong’o walks the red carpet at the premiere of her movie Little Monsters on Tuesday (October 8) at the AMC Lincoln Square theater in New York City.

The Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by co-star Alexander England, writer and director Abe Forsythe, and producer Jodi Matterson.

The movie is in theaters for just this one night only and it will start streaming on Hulu on Friday, October 11.

Little Monsters is billed as a “film dedicated to all the kindergarten teachers who motivate children to learn, instill them with confidence and stop them from being devoured by zombies.”

FYI: Lupita is wearing an Eki Orleans top and pants, Manolo Blahnik heels, and an Arme de L’amour gold starburst earring.

15+ pictures inside of Lupita Nyong’o at the premiere… More Here! »

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Lupita Nyong'o's Rapping Alter Ego 'Troublemaker' Freestyles on 'Tonight Show' - Watch!

Lupita Nyong’o is a rap superstar!

The 36-year-old Little Monsters actress made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (October 7).

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During her appearance, Lupita revealed how she reacted to Beyoncé name-checking her in her recent Lion King: The Gift song “Brown Skin Girl.”

READ MORE: Lupita Nyong’o Stars in ‘Little Monsters’ Red Band Trailer – Watch!

Later on, Lupita also brought out her rapping alter-ego, “Troublemaker,” to do a freestyle performance.

Watch Lupita‘s appearance on The Tonight Show inside…


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Lupita Nyong'o's Upcoming Series 'Americanah' Gets Picked Up By HBO Max

Lupita Nyong’o‘s limited series Americanah was just picked up by HBO Max!

The 36-year-old actress will executive produce and star in the series based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name.

“Americanah has been a passion project for me since I read Chimamanda’s beautiful novel in 2013. It’s a tale that is simultaneously timely and timeless. HBO Max is the perfect partner to bring this profound and celebrated story to life,” Lupita said in a statement.

The series, which has been in the works since 2014, follows a “Ifemelu, a young, beautiful, self-assured woman raised in Nigeria, who as a teenager falls in love with her classmate Obinze.”

“Living in a military-ruled country, they each depart for the west, with Ifemelu heading for America, where, despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple for the first time with what it means to be black. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London.”

Danai Gurira wrote the pilot for the 10-episode limited series and will also serve as showrunner.

Lupita Nyong'o Stars in 'Little Monsters' Red Band Trailer - Watch!

Lupita Nyong’o is fighting zombies!

The 36-year-old actress stars in the upcoming Hulu original, available on streaming on October 11.

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Here’s a plot summary: Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician, volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten field trip after taking a shine to the plucky schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Nyong’o). Dave’s intentions are complicated by the presence of world-famous child entertainer and competitor for Miss Caroline’s affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad). One thing none of them bargained for, however, is a sudden zombie outbreak, from which Dave and Miss Caroline must protect the children.

Watch the red band trailer inside…

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Lupita Nyong'o Explains Why 'Black Panther' Was So Refreshing

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s October 2019 issue, out now.

Here’s what the 36-year-old Little Monsters actress had to say…

On speaking out to encourage change: “I was born into a political family. My father was fighting for what he believed in. I think it was really just instilled in me that there are things in this world that are worth changing—part of living is about trying to transform the world into, you know…the world that we want to be a part of.”

On why Black Panther was refreshing approach to the African experience: “In Black Panther, I felt that the African experience was allowed to exist aspirationally. I think it’s more common in America to hear of the struggle of black people than it is to hear of the success. It’s more of a sensation to have a headline about a struggle, you know? ‘Lupita Shunned by People for Her Hair Texture.’ The struggle through having dark skin is clickbait. So when Black Panther came along…it was so refreshing to work on an African narrative that did not lead with the struggle of being African.”

On taking time to recharge between projects: “I found that it’s good to have that interim before I return to my quote-unquote ‘normal life’…finishing an intensive project is kind of like having a hangover, where you’re so used to a rigor of existence and then all of a sudden, there’s none. I make the time because otherwise I wouldn’t survive.”

For more from Lupita, head to VanityFair.com.

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