The Question and Answer section for Chinese Cinderella is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
One of the nuns calls her over while she is playing basketball and informs her that she will be going to Ye Ye's funeral. Check out chapter 21.
That is really up to you. Using images from the author's family sounds like a good idea. I'm not really sure what your teacher wants so I cannot really comment on this.