Book Review: Rough-Face Girl

By Kayla Rochelle February 7, 2024

Recommended for Ages 4 - 8 years old

When I was in elementary school, the Fall season also marked the start of our Native American history lessons. We’d learn all about our local tribes and take field trips to exhibits at area museums. I know it’s my memories of these classroom lessons that has left me collecting all the best children's books featuring Native American stories and bringing them out when the leaves begin to drop. 

The Rough-Face Girl’ is a book I remember from my childhood that is now a must-read for us each Fall. In this story, based on Native American folklore, the youngest girl in the family is forced to care of her older and much more beautiful sisters. In this tribe, there is an Invisible Man, the most powerful, attractive man in all the tribe. The question is who will be able to see the invisible man first? The beautiful sisters or the rough-faced girl? With a storyline similar to Cinderella, this is a story of folklore you’ll enjoy revisiting all year long. 

Kayla is a wife, mother and beach-loving book reader. She's a family photographer over at Kayla Rochelle Photography, and organizer of the Facebook group, Little One’s Literary Review. Her love of good books started as a child and only grew with the birth of her own daughters. Kayla's got an undying love of children's books with gorgeous illustrations and moral lessons. 

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