WALT: make a prediction based on the cover, title and blurb.

Chinese Cinderella

The secret story of an unwanted daughter

By Adeline Yen Mah

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Look above for the cover/title of Chinese Cinderella

What is the title of the book?

Chinese Cinderella

The title has two words.

Write down what you know about the two words.

Word 1: 

(Write the word here)

  • Chinese is a language
  • It’s a culture

Word 2: 

(Write the word here)

  • Itś a fairy tale
  • Itś about a princess
  • It’s a movie

What do you think the book is going to be about?

Her Parents died when she was born

Read the blurb below for the book.  

‘Tell me what my real mama looked like. I can’t picture her face.’

‘There are no photographs of her,’ said aunt Baba…

‘Your father ordered all her photographs destroyed.’

When Adeline Yen Mah’s mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life.

What is an autobiography?

(you may look it up in the dictionary)

Account of a person’s life written by that person

Using the above information, who do you think will be the main character in the story?

She lives with her auntie and she has never seen her mum but her dad oder them to be destroyed.

What do you think will happen in the story?

She lives with her aunt because of her mum dying and everybody thinks she’s bad luck and she is an orphan.