Setting The book is based in San Franciscos China Town, Waverly Place
Chess Her brother got the first chess board from their Churchs Christmas. The set was missing some pieces so they used some Lifesavers for the spare parts. After she started to beat her brothers she went to a playground at the end of the alley and started to get better while she played against Lau Po. She was 429 points away from becoming a chess master.
Family Wavely Jong or MeiMei means little sister She has a mom (her name is not said) She has two brothers, Winston and Vincent
Why did she stop? She stopped playing chess because her mother would walk around saying This is my daughter the chess champion she is the best and Wavely got really mad so she took off and ran away from her mother. Then her mother made a coment We not concerning this girl, This girl not have concerning for us.