Reading Rainbow: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (1990)

Genres - Children's/Family, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, written by John Steptoe, two lovely women in Africa go before a king to see which will be chosen for a wife. Will it be the grumpy, ill-tempered one or the pleasant, mild-mannered one? This episode of the Reading Rainbow series features Phylicia Rashad as the guest reader, while host LeVar Burton gets lessons in how to play African instruments. The program highlights African culture, visits Central Park in New York, and watches a group known as "Forces of Nature" perform a lively dance number.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature