Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella

cendrillon caribbeanYou may think you know this story I am going to tell you, but you have not heard it for true. I was there. So I will tell you the truth of it. Here. Now.

It was very nice to read this Caribbean version of Cinderella. Probably one of the few instances where racebending has a positive effect in children literature, making more visibility for people of color. I personnally have never seen a black Cinderalla portrayed in books, let alone a Caribbean Cinderella, and I read a lot. Wonderful illustrations and beautifully written, the story is told from the godmother’s point of view. Includes some french and creole (from Martinique) words.

Author(s) / illustrator(s) : Robert D. San Souci & Brian Pinkney
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster)
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 9782914692281
Target audience: 4 to 9 years old

Learn more about Brian Pinkney, award-winning illustrator


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