The narrator of The White Umbrella is a Chinese American girl who struggles with feelings of embarrassment and longing to be like others. This includes embarrassment over her own immigrant mother. When her piano teacher gives her a beautiful white umbrella, she wishes her teacher were her mother. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)
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