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.
Ye Ye - He would sneak money to his grandchildren so they could take the tram to school.
Adeline's Father - He was very detached from Adeline through most of her childhood.
Big Sister - She was usually not very kind to Adeline and was jealous of her outstanding scholarly performance.
Aunt Reine - Unlike her...
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