Jouanah has ratings and 29 reviews. Lisa said: I read my Goodreads’ friend Abigail’s review of this book and immediately reserved the book at the lib. Jouanah, A Hmong Cinderella is the familiar story of Cinderella, the poor overworked step-daughter who marries the handsome prince, in the setting and context. Kindergarten-Grade 3. This tender variant of the Cinderella story from the Hmong people of Asia takes place in a peasant village. After Jouanah’s mother is.

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Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella

Jouanah’s mother sacrifices her own humanness to become a cow to make sure that the family is provided for. Twist on the classic Cinderella. Great to show students differences between stories and to give new perspectives on various cultures.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She cibderella up the tree and hid there. Mar 06, Dolly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Misrepresenting cultures only breeds problems. Feb 22, Tony rated it it was amazing Shelves: S wondered if the townspeople would know who she was.

I also like the interesting twist. It brought a flood of images of her mother to her mind, and “suddenly, there in the basket appeared a skirt and a blouse and an apron embroidered with delicate needlework. Then her father explained, and told her to lead the gentle beast out to the fields. While there were a lot of Hmong cultural markers in the story, I feel like the gist of the culture was somehow missed.


There are different embroidery patterns at the bottom of every page of text.

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella – Booksource

cinrerella In the basket she discovers a beautiful skirt, blouse and apron. But the other man cheated, and when the farmer looked away, trickled some cold water into his own bowl, then drained it down. Jouanah was sad about he mom being a cow but saddened even more when her step mom made her do all the house work and tricked Jouanah’s dad into burning the sil Wow! Oct 17, Jacoba rated it really liked it Shelves: The father kills the cow and dies soon after.

I love this book a lot’s and very colorful pages.

The setting and plot hmonf provide a different look at what it truly means to be a Cinderella. It was a beautiful read. Jouanah has to deal with her mother being transformed into something other than her mother and her father moving on.

The only thing he could see was a dainty shoe, lost in the mud. Newer Post Older Post Home. A spindle is the tool used to spin thread; tow is the bundle of raw fibers waiting to be spun.


I loved the beautiful, detailed illustrations that portrayed Jouanah’s beauty and goodness as well as the beautiful setting in Thailand. Anyone wants to test it? Return to Book Page. Now the woman rushed into the kitchen, and quickly fixed two different plates of food.

Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn

In addition to reading this story as cihderella part of the Cinderella hmonh, it is great as an introduction to the Hmong culture. A great read for all children who love princesses or just want to study other cultures. After reading this book, it would be great to have Hmong students if it’s possible to talk about versions of this tale that they may have heard growing up.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jouanah cried all the way.

About Jewell Reinhart Coburn.