Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe is a Caldecott Honor and was featured on Reading Rainbow. This is a beautiful retelling of Cinderella that is inspired by traditional African folktale. This is a great story that teaches about culture and the power of being kind. Mufaro is proud of his two daughters, and takes them to the king, but only one of them can marry him. Will it be the kind and thoughtful Nyasha or the mean, selfish Manyara. With stunning illustrations and a powerful message about morals, this story shows that being kind and considerate pays off in the end. I would recommend this story to all children, specifically children 4 and older. This allows you to have great discussions about right and wrong.


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