Mufaros Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Mufaro has two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but Manyara is selfish and spoiled. When the king decides to choose a bride from among "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land," both Mufaro's girls travel to the capital city. But only one can be chosen to marry the king.Perfect for introducing variants to the Cinderella story as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.
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Review: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African TaleUser Review - Mavhu Hargrove - Goodreads
The illustrations in this book are phenomenal! The girls look as Zimbabwean as my cousins. I give this book as a birthday gift often . Read full review
Review: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African TaleUser Review - Maggie - Goodreads
Caldecott Honor (1988), Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrator (1988) African folk tale touting the importance of kindness (and beauty). Illustrations are beautiful and appear to be pen and watercolor. Probably good for a preschool or elementary story time. Read full review