Cinderella stories are found all over the world. Its universal themes of jealousy, inequality, and the ultimate triumph of the underdog, span countries and traditions. According to Paul Fleischman, the earliest Cinderella story is attributed to ninth-century China and more than a thousand versions exist. Rather than presenting fractured fairy tales this time, I chose these three Cinderella stories for their multicultural appeal. Teachers can use these books to link language arts and social studies units. Enjoy!