Odom Poster Waverly Jong


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Mrs. Odom "Joy Luck Club"

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  • One Christmas, Waverly's brother received a chess set. Her mom, though, didn't want the gift.
  • Throw that away as soon as we get home!
  • Look at my new chess set!
  • In spite of his mother's wishes, Waverly's brother kept the chess set. When he let Waverly play, she found she enjoyed chess. After routinely beating her brothers, Waverly is forced to find another opponent. She finds an old man named Lau Po, who teaches her many tricks about chess
  • With Lau Po's teaching, Waverly won many chess games, even becoming the national champion!
  • Checkmate!
  • But with her success came a price. Her mother boasted about her wherever they went. One day, at the market, Waverly exploded on her mother. She eventually quit playing chess altogether
  • Stop taking credit for my successes!
  • Years later, Waverly is getting married. Waverly stresses for weeks about telling her mother, who she thinks will disapprove. Rich, her fiance, and Waverly have a dinner with her parents. Rich does not impress and that only adds to Waverly's worry.
  • Rich and I...
  • When Waverly finally told her mother she was getting married, her mother said she had known the whole time. And finally, Waverly invited her mother into her life.
  • ...are getting married!
  • I knew the whole time! And I approve!
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