Maizy Chen's Last Chance

Yee, L.
Maizy and her mom spend the summer in Minnesota visiting her Opa and her Oma as Opa is ill. Maizy learns a lot from her Opa about her Chinese heritage and family history, and when her grandparents’ restaurant mascot is vandalized with racist slurs Maizy learns about the racism and discrimination Chinese people suffered past and present and to stand up for what she knows is right. This timely and informative novel is suitable for literature circles and novel studies and can prompt discussions of immigration, discrimination, stereotypes, racism, building understanding, family, togetherness, perseverance, and identity. Parallels can be made to the Chinese Canadian immigration experience.
Career Education
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