Tituba Of Salem Village Summary

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Tituba of Salem Village was written by Ann Petry and was published by Harper Collins in 1991. This is a story about Tituba who is the minister’s slave, and all eyes are on her when someone in the village is saying that someone is doing the work of the devil because Tituba possibly saw the future in a watering trough. Tituba was one of the first three “witches” condemned in the Salem Witch trials. This book takes place in the early 1690’s in Salem Village Massachusetts. This novel is definitely written for young adults, younger children would not understand the things that went on during the Salem witch trials. I learn by doing a little research on this story that this book was written in the same era of the author who wrote the Crucible both…show more content…
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale was written by John Steptoe and published by Amistad in 1987. This book on the Caldecott Honor because of its beautiful illustrations the book has. This is a great story to introduce children to a Cinderella fairytale as well as the history, culture, and geography of an African nation in Zimbabwe. This story is about Mufaro who has two beautiful daughters one is kind and considerate while the other is selfish and spoiled. The king decides he wants to choose a bride from the most worthy and beautiful in the land, so both Mufaro’s daughters travel to the capital, but in the end only one of the daughters can be chosen. I loved the illustrations in the book, they definitely brought each page to life. Steptoe’s paintings compliment the story as they expand characterizations and setting, they also add depth to the text. Like most stories that are based on a fairytale just like this one, they are fairly predictable, but nonetheless this book was still entertaining. Even though the story line was quite predictable, you still have the need to continue to read to see who the king chooses as his bride. One of the themes in this story is to treat all things with equal kindness. A good lesson for a lot of children to learn. I did notice that this book does stereotype the female and male sex roles. It is always interesting to learn how different cultures see the gender roles. This book also shows its readers that beauty is only skin deep, the real beauty comes
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