Chinese cinderella and the secret dragon society
Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah
The future belongs to you. Should anyone insult you, tell yourself this: I am a child of destiny who will unite East and West and change the world.After enduring abuse at the hands of her cruel stepmother, Chinese Cinderella (CC) seeks refuge at a martial-arts school and joins a secret dragon society.
Under the guidance of Grandma Wu, CC is introduced to the exciting world of espionage as a part of the Chinese Resistance movement. And when CC and her new comrades take on a daring mission to rescue a crew of WWII American airmen, they prove that true bravery knows no age barrier.
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Adeline Yen Mah
After writing two memoirs about her childhood in China, suffering abuse from a cruel stepmother, Mah Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter writes an equally riveting novel set in , featuring a young heroine from Shanghai with a background similar to her own. Unlike the author, however, year-old narrator CC manages to escape her painful home life with a neglectful father and his tyrannical girlfriend by running away. She joins the secret Dragon Society, an academy devoted to "helping those who have suffered unjustly and have nobody to turn to. She also develops a strong camaraderie with three boys—also unwanted or orphaned children—who live at the academy. As Japan's occupation of China becomes increasingly treacherous, the Dragon Society prepares for a dangerous mission to save a group of American pilots from being captured by Japanese soldiers.
Sign up for our newsletters! Chinese Cinderella, known fondly as "CC" by her friends, finds refuge with a very special group of people when her father throws her out of the house for showing disrespect:. Get out and never come back! Then he marched to the back door, dumped me outside and slammed the door behind me. Alone on the streets of Shanghai, CC is in the process of finding her way to her Big Aunt's apartment when she sees a fantastic demonstration of martial arts by three athletic young men at a local bazaar. These young people and their teacher, known as "Grandma Wu," befriend her. Later CC learns that they are part of a very special group known as The Secret Dragon Society an ancient branch of the Shaolin Association of Wandering Knights, which has been in China for over 1, years.