This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Adeline Yen Mah - Her mother died two weeks after she was born and she was given a European name by her stepmother.
Niang - Adeline and her four siblings were instructed to call their new stepmother this name which is a Chinese term for mother.
Aunt Baba - When Adeline was just two weeks old, her mother died and this woman was charged with raising the baby.
Nai Nai - She was a caring grandmother and the head of the family and Niang took over as matriarch after her death.
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