The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane - III: The Outside World (1996 – 2006): Letters from Constance Davis – The Sweetest Dew of Heaven Summary & Analysis

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Section III begins with eight years letters between Constance Davis and her mother. They follow Haley’s life as a young child until her first years in school. The family decides to join a group called Families with Children from China (FCC), though Constance admits Haley looks a little different than the others. In her fifth letter, we learn that Haley has had a reoccurrence of her previous illness. She recovers, but her mother says she is small. We also learn Haley does well in school and her violin lessons. However, during her cultural presentation, instead of using one of her parent’s backgrounds, she tells everyone she is the first one in her family to be in America because she is from China. Constance panics, believing Haley does not feel like...

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