Folktale (fiction), 864 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 550L
The Mystery Wind tells the story of a little African girl named Taba. One day, a mysterious wind comes to grant Taba a wish. Taba uses this wish to help improve the lives of the people in her village. Her unselfishness inspires the mystery wind to continue to grant her more wishes. Illustrations support the text.
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