The name Cinderella has household recognition and worldwide fame. Cinderella’s story is guaranteed, crowd-pleasing educational entertainment. Its deep truths, feminine character, and happy endings join those in other favorite fairy tales in the famous folklores of many countries.
All of Cinderella’s storytellers know how to:
• attract first-time listeners and readers to her rags to riches experience;
• build an ever-expanding audience base of permanent fans.
The heroine’s appeal perhaps lies in:
• The diamond-in-the-rough way whereby she transforms from grimiest grunge to highest fashion;
• The lifelong insights into human behavior which characterization, dialogue, and plot merge seamlessly to communicate and hallow.
The girl’s story manifests itself most memorably in the upbeat “Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella.”