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ED 411-Fairest

Fairest - Gail Carson Levine

This is book is a retelling of the classic Snow White story. It takes place in the same world as Ella Enchanted. Aza is a girl who lives in a land where two things are valued, music and beauty. Aza is an amazing singer but she feels she is so ugly that she hates looking at her reflection. On her quest to become beautiful, Aza learns that beauty comes with a price. I would implement this book in the classroom as a way to teach about retold fairy tales and self-acceptance. I would have students make a venn diagram comparing the book to the original story. This book is intended for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.