Tiger Mom's Daughter Is Valedictorian

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld gets the last laugh
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2011 1:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Maybe the final, happy note in the Tiger Mom brouhaha? Amy Chua's daughter was valedictorian of her high school class, reports the Daily Caller. Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld even poked a little fun at the controversy over mom's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother book, joking that she was going to read from it rather than give her own speech.

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If you missed the fury in January, critics read the book as an indictment of America's lax parenting and as a push for an über-strict alternative. Author Chua said they took what was meant to be a humorous, self-deprecating book way too seriously. Either way, things have worked out nicely for Sophia, who is apparently on her way to Harvard. Her blog is here. (Read more Amy Chua stories.)

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