Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter Topics for Discussion

Adeline Yen Mah
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How old was Adeline when her mother died? Why did some of her older siblings blame Adeline for their mother's death? What sibling told Adeline that she was "bad luck?"

How many years older was Adeline's father than his second wife, Jean, who was also known as Niang? Who ordered that all pictures of Adeline's mother be destroyed?

What are some of examples of Niang's mistreatment of Adeline and her siblings? Why was Niang so unfair to her stepchildren? Who was head of the family before Niang took over the role?

What torture was Adeline's grandmother, Nai Nai, made to endure as a child? Why was she tortured in that way? How long did the pain of that childhood torture endure in Nai Nai's life?

Who were the three relatives who supported Adeline? How did each of them provide some support for the young girl who was...

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