Chinese Cinderella

The true story of an unwanted daughter

Adeline Yen Mah

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Adeline's life is very rough after her mother dies of giving birth to her. Her father remarries and she is sent away to boarding school for a long time and never feels like she has a permanent home. She is treated like an outcast. She loved to read and write so much that she won a playwriting competition held in London, England from 1951-1952. After her grandfather YeYe dies, she is devastated when she goes to the funeral. She is determined to make something of her life, in his honor.