In The Journey of a Motherless Child, Mi Sun Donahue offers readers a glimpse into an extraordinary life and shares some of the lessons she learned along the way interspersed with her inspirational poetry. Born into a prominent and powerful family, the sudden and tragic death of her young mother forever altered the arc of Mi Sun’s life. Condemned to grow up a “motherless child” from the age of three, Mi Sun suffered hunger, poverty, and cruelty at the hands of more than one misguided adult who was entrusted with her care. Despite the struggles she endured, the strength of Mi Sun’s spirit remained undimmed. She emerged from these experiences with keen insights into herself and the world around her. It is not, perhaps, the path she would have chosen for herself, but ultimately, she has learned, we are all exactly where we need to be.