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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

Author and illustrator: John Steptoe

Mufaro lives with his two beautiful daughters in a small African village. When they receive word that the King is looking for the most beautiful bride in the land, the kind Nyasha and jealous Manyara have very different reactions. But who will pass the magical tests the King sets them? 

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  • Winner: Caldecott Medal, 1988
  • Winner: Coretta Scott King Award, 1988
  • John Steptoe was an award-winning author/illustrator
  • Black representation
  • Female lead
  • Class/socio-economic diversity
  • Own Voice