By: Madeleine Lambert
Chinese Cinderella is the true story of Adeline Yen Mah's childhood. Adeline Yen Mah was born November 30th 1937, due to the fact her father did not record her birth date he gave her that birth day. She was the unwanted daughter of Joseph Yen. She was hated by her family with the exception of Aunt Ba Ba. Adeline’s wealthy, powerful family thought of her as her bad luck because shortly after her birth her mother died due to complications while giving birth to her. Her father getting remarried to the abusive Prosperi further dimmer her outlook. She and her siblings suffered from major hatred by their stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister were spoiled rotten. Not even the prizes she wins from school are enough to reimburse what she really ached for; the acceptance and love from her family.
A Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (Book Trailer)