Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
published in 2008


Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Grade 3
Genre: Fiction
Cultures: African American, Americas
Subjects: Fairies, Racism, Fairy Tale, Social Issues, Values


Mufaro's two daughters react in different ways to the King's search for a wife - one is aggressive and selfish, the other kind and dignified. The king disguises himself to learn the true nature of both the girls and chooses Nyasha, the kind and generous daughter, to be the queen.