USF and Egypt Lake Elementary Community Grant
Using Cinderella Stories


Hello and welcome to the Cinderella Project web site! This site was developed for the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science & Egypt Lake Elementary School & Partnership Library Tampa Bay Community Multi-cultural Outreach Grant.


The purpose of this project is to increase cultural awareness and celebration of diversity for children at Egypt Lake Elementary School. As improving reading and writing are on-going goals of Egypt Lake, this project will provide opportunities to stimulate life long learning through enjoyment of reading and good children's literature. Use of folk tales representing various cultural groups in guided reading experiences will include valuable dialogue and dramatic presentations to promote reading comprehension while stimulating cultural understandings.

Learn more about the grant:

Alexander, L. & Grigsby, E. (Winter 2003). “Multicultural Cinderella Project at a Hillsborough County School.” Florida Media Quarterly, 29 (2), 4-7.

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The Rough Face GirlSmoky Mountain Rose Lily and the Wooden BowlBilly Beg and His BullChinye Moss Gown Sumorella

Cinderella Stories

The following is a list of Cinderella story-books from around the world! These are just some of the hundreds of different versions of the Cinderella story that have been handed down through cultures all over the globe. Following the links will show you how you can purchase the books.

Title Author Origin
North America
The Rough Face Girl Rafe Martin Native American-- Algonquin
Little Firefly: An Algonquin Legend Terri Cohlene Native American-- Algonquin
Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story Robert D San Souci Native American-- Ojibwa
Naya: The Inuit Cinderella Brittany Marceau-Chenkie Native American-- Inuit
The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story Penny Pollock Native American-- Zuni
The Salmon Princess: An Alaskan Cinderella Story Mindy Dwyer Alaskan
Sumorella: A Hawaii Cinderella Story Sandi Takayama Hawaiian
Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale Robert D. San Souci Hispanic-American
Cinderella Latina Bobbi Salinas Hispanic-American
The Gospel Cinderella Joyce Carol Thomas African-American
Bubba The Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale Helen Ketteman Western
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella Susan Lowell Western
Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella Alan Schroeder Appalachian
Moss Gown William Hooks Southern
The Talking Eggs Robert D. San Souci Southern (Creole)
Ella's Big Chance: A Jazz-Age Cinderella Shirley Hughes America-- 1920s
Central America
Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition Jewell Reinhart Coburn Mexican
Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story Tomie De Paola Mexican
Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella Sheila Hebert Collins Caribbean (New Orleans)
Chinye: A West-African Folk-Tale Obi Onyefulu West African
Nomi and the Magic Fish: A Story from Africa Phumla M'bane Zulu
The Egyptian Cinderella Shirley Climo Egyptian
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe Zimbabwean
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave Marianna Mayer Russian
Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India Meredith Babeaux-Brucker Indian
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China Ai-Ling Louie Chinese
Bound Donna Jo Napoli Chinese
Lily and the Wooden Bowl Alan Schroeder Japanese
The Korean Cinderella Shirley Climo Korean
The Golden Slipper: A Vietnamese Legend Darrell H.Y. Lum Vietnamese
Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella Jewell Reinhart Cambodian
Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella Jewell Reinhart Southeast Asia
Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella Myrna J. De La Paz Philippines
The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story Judy Sierra Indonesian-- Spice Islands
The Month Brothers: A Slavic Tale Samuel Marshak Czechoslovakian
The Irish Cinderlad Shirley Climo Irish
Billy Beg and His Bull Ellin Greene Irish
Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story Jude Daly Irish
Tattercoats Greaves, Margaret Old English
Princess Furball Charlotte Huck English
The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition Nina Jaffe Jewish
Raisel's Riddle Erica Silverman Jewish
Middle East
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story Rebecca Hickox Middle Eastern
Cinderella: The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series Judy Sierra Multicultural

Click here to find more Cinderella pages and lists!

Raisel's RiddleAnklet for a Princess

The People Behind The Cinderella Project
  • Dr. Linda Alexander, USF, School of Lib & Info Science, Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Mary Lou Morton, USF College of Education, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Susan H. Smith, Egypt Lake Public Library Community Partner
  • Sherry Orr, Egypt Lake Elementary Principal
  • Carol Hogue, Egypt Lake Elemnetary Media Specialist
  • Brenda Hendrickson, Egypt Lake Elementary Reading Specialist
  • Susan McCrossin, Egypt Lake ElementaryTeacher
  • Ebony Grigsby, USF SLIS Graduate Assistant
Related links:
University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science
Egypt Lake Elementary School
Egypt Lake Partnership Library
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Created November 2004.
This page is currently maintained by Regina D'Arcangelis,
USF SLIS Graduate Assistant.
Last updated on 12-Jan-2005

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