Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella (Hardcover)

A Hmong Cinderella

By Jewell R. Coburn, Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator), Tzexa Cherta Lee

Shens Books, 9781885008015, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1996



Jouanah's shocking introduction to her newly transformed mother is the unforeseen crisis point where her young life takes a sudden and decisive turn. Her story takes us to the remote mountains of Southeast Asia, the traditional home of the Hmong. Vibrant textiles, shining silver jewelry, and the sterling values of a Hmong girl are the brilliant facets of this story.All the traditional Cinderella elements are here--startling transformation, a kind-hearted but mistreated central character, and an evil step-family. Let us not forget the fairy godmother, the handsome prince who comes to the rescue, the dainty shoe, and the most important element of all--magic. Jouanah is sure to shine as one of the most beautiful and moving versions of Cinderella from around the world.