Lizzy travels with her heart mom in search of her bio mother. She wants to give her Chinese mother a letter to let her know she's doing great. But after her sorta sister Zoe called her a banana - yellow on the outside and white inside - she's worried the 1.3 billion people of her native land won't accept her.
And she's right. Not only do they not accept her, a clerk, shopkeeper and a tour guide treat her like she's invisible. Finding no one who will take her letter, Lizzy leaves her letter under an abandoned ginkgo tree at her now demolished orphanage. When she returns from leaving her letter at a railroad station where she was abandoned ten years ago, there's a white water lily in its place. In Mandarin it is called lin. Who has left this lotus for Lizzy Lin?