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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has authored a new children's book loosely based on her own battle with colorism and dark skin.

The 12 Years a Slave actress grew up thinking light-skin was better, and now her book, Sulwe, helps dark skinned children to embrace the skin they are in. The 36-year-old Mexico-born beauty still struggles with her dark skin as an adult.

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"When I was younger, I had trouble accepting my skin," she tells Good Morning America. "I grew up in Kenya around very many dark people, but I grew up with a lot of light skin on TV and in the books I read and it made me feel uncomfortable with my skin color.

"I had a younger sister that was born a lot lighter than me and she got cooed... and told how pretty she was, and I realized that it was in the omission of those words when it came to me that made me feel unworthy and so it took a while for me to find my stride and learn to love the skin I'm in.

"So I wrote this book to help little kids get there a little faster."

She adds, "Some of my favorite books when I was growing up were Cinderella and Thumbelina and Beauty & the Beast... and these were all women with light skin and blonde hair and so I thought that in order to make it into the pages of book, you have to be light.

"In fact, one of the first times I drew my family, I drew them with light skin... I wrote this to give dark-skinned kids a chance to live in a world of imagination and magic."

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The Black Panther star previously said she didn't know she was Black until she arrived in America.

She believes race is a "social construct" because, growing up in Kenya, she never thought of herself as "Black".

"As much as I was experiencing colorism in Kenya, I wasn't aware that I belonged to a race called Black," she told BBC Newsnight.

She said she only realized she was Black when she moved to America, "because suddenly the term Black was being ascribed to me and it meant certain things that I was not accustomed to."

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For years now, the only spawn of Alice Walker, has made it her mission to try and ruin her mother's life the way she perceives that her mother has ruined hers.

In retaliation, the famed 'Color Purple' author has cut 40-year-old Rebecca Walker from her will.

I can't say as I blame her. Enough is enough. When will Rebecca grow up and accept the fact that she is responsible for her own happiness in life?

Rebecca has written books (including Baby Love) and given interviews to numerous publications, while focusing on whining about her childhood.

"A good mother is attentive, sets boundaries and makes the world safe for her child. But my mother did none of those things," says Rebecca in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Mail.

"My mom taught me that children enslave women," she continued. "I grew up believing that children are millstones around your neck, and the idea that motherhood can make you blissfully happy is a complete fairytale."

While Rebecca's childhood and excellent Yale education doesn't seem to be too shabby (she's a contributor to publications, including Essence, Ms., Glamour, Interview and Vibe), she complains that she was not her mother's top priority:

"I came very low down in her priorities," she says, "after work, political integrity, self-fulfillment, friendships, spiritual life, fame and travel."

She goes on to discuss her mother's personal life, which includes dating singer Tracy Chapman when she was in her late 50's and early 60's.

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Rebecca, who is bisexual, fails to mention that she lost the love of her life (Chapman) to her own mother. And that is why Rebecca ended up dating lesbian singer Meshell Ndegeocello instead.

She also doesn't bother to mention the $60,000 that Tracy loaned Rebecca and her little lesbun friends to start up a lesbian Internet Cafe business in the mid 90s.

All was well until the Internet Cafe failed to turn a profit and Tracy called in the loan.

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