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Lisa Yee

Autor/a de Millicent Min, Girl Genius

23+ obres 4,966 Membres 109 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Lisa Yee was born in Los Angeles and is the co-owner and creative director of Magic Pencil Studios. Wrote Millicent Min, Girl Genius, which won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. (Bowker Author Biography)

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South Pasadena, California, USA
Biografia breu
Lisa Yee is the award-winning author of Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time; So Totally Emily Ebers; Absolutely Maybe; and many other books, including the DC Super Hero Girls novel series and numerous American Girl books. Lisa is a third-generation Chinese American. Lisa divides her time between Western Massachusetts and Los Angeles.



Didn't finish this one. Couldn't believe the plot, and I thought the characters were canned. I wanted to like it, but just couldn't.
nogomu | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Oct 19, 2023 |
What a wonderful book -- pretty much couldn't put it down. I loved how the short chapters keep the storytelling moving along, the wonderful inclusion of Maizy's great-grandfather Lucky's story parsed out in between the daily interest of getting to know her grandparents and their town. Highly entertained by the friendship feud, the personalities in the town, the way Maizy deals with racism, the personalized fortune cookies, the paper sons, and about 600 other things in this book. Great story.
jennybeast | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jul 20, 2023 |
This book is an excellent multicultural book about a girl named Maizy who lives with her mom in Los Angeles. Maizy learns that she will be spending her summer in a town called Last Chance, Minnesota while they help her aging grandparents. Maizy's grandfather is ill, and her mom needs to help her grandmother run her Chinese restaurant while Maizy keeps her grandfather company. I expected this to be a heartwarming story of Maizy bonding with her grandfather. I was surprised at all that Lisa Yee was able to accomplish through this book. Maizy's grandfather begins to tell her the story of his grandpa who emigrated from China. The middle of the book contains short flashbacks teaching about the hardships and racism he encountered as a Chinese immigrant in the 1800s without any family or resources. Maizy also faces racism while in Minnesota and makes connections between her experience and her ancestors. This book has many opportunities for students to see themselves in Maizy and to learn from someone else's experiences.… (més)
Graffm | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jul 7, 2023 |
Oh my goodness, this book. This book is one that will stick with me for a while. And in a very good way.

On the surface, it looks to be about a girl who is Chinese. Right? Maybe the setting is in LA and Chinatown. And it is.....sort takes place in the fictional town of Last Chance, Minnesota which honestly could be the placeholder for any Small Town, USA. Maizy is there to spend some time with her Oma and her Opa. Opa isn't doing so well and of course, Mom will come back to help.....even if they do have a tenuous relationship.

What ensues is a book of discovery. Maizy learns about her heritage, and the regular customers of the Golden Palace (the family owned restaurant) all through her Opa's poker lessons. She learns about Paper Sons, the nameless faces who are on the restaurant's walls. What is their story? How does it tie in with the story of Lucky, Maizy's great great grandfather?

It's a story of racism, overt and subtle, towards those who, despite being American, are treated horribly due to their race/nationality/facial features. Maizy witnesses vandalism, experiences name calling (and the author uses actual derogatory verbiage....which is fitting to show the vileness of others). Again, through Opa's poker lessons, Maizy learns to read people. Who truly is on her side? Who spins the narrative to meet their own ends? Are people who they seem?

I loved the wide array of characters and topics in this book. It does involve Opa's eventual death which frankly, got me a tad misty-eyed (he was such a cool guy and a superb storyteller.) This book also made me want to go visit my local Chinese restaurant and enjoy something delish.....along with some cream cheese wontons ;)
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msgabbythelibrarian | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jun 11, 2023 |



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