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

Adeline Yen Mah
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Describe the birth of Adeline. How does this impact the rest of her life? Describe her childhood.

Who is Baba and what is her role in Adeline's life? Compare her role as Adeline's caregiver to that of Adeline's stepmother. How are the two women different? How are they different in their treatment of Adeline?

Describe each of Adeline's siblings. What are their relationships with Adeline? How do their relationships change over their lives?

How does Jeanne come to be Adeline's stepmother? What is the relationship between Jeanne and Joseph? How is this different from Joseph's relationship with Adeline's mother? How does Joesph change after his marriage to Jeanne? Why does he change?

How does Adeline come to excel as a student? What are the challenges she faces in these accomplishments? What is the role of her father in her education?

Describe Adeline's first marriage. How does this compare to her...

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