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Maizy Chen's Last Chance

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Heartfelt novel tackles identity, racism, and immigration.

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This charming and heartfelt coming-of-age tale thoughtfully tackles identity, racism, and immigration, making it a must-read for kids. Author Lisa Yee seamlessly weaves stories within a story to highlight Chinese and Chinese American history, showcase how Chinese Americans are still dealing with the same issues today, and inspire kids to learn more about their families' history. Readers will love her kind, compassionate, and courageous characters who stand up for what's right and help each other.

As Maizy Chen's Last Chance progresses, kids will learn that people aren't always what they seem and understand the importance of communication, courage, hope, perseverance, and compassion.

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