Author: John Steptoe

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee &Shepard Books

Narrated by: Phylicia Rashad

Description: MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS is an African tale about two very different sisters. Celebrate the culture of Africa in New York City's Central Park where LeVar learns how to play authentic African instruments and joins in the fun with the African dance troupe, Forces of Nature.

Activity Suggestion: Folk tales usually have a moral lesson. Ask the children what the lesson of this story might be. Do they know other folk tales with a similar message? Make a list of good characteristics and tell how they are rewarded in this story.

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