I Am Lupe

Lupe is a young Pasifika girl who was born in the heart of the South Pacific. She is now living with her family in Australia, but she has noticed that, with her beautiful brown skin and curly black hair, she looks different from the other children in her school. Curious about her cultural background and where she comes from, the other children begin to ask her questions like “what are you?” Unsure of how to answer, Lupe turns to her mother for advice but does not receive the answer she was expecting. Instead, Lupe’s mother begins to list all the wonderful qualities that make her who she is.