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Maizy Chen's Last Chance

Maizy Chen's Last Chance

Lisa Yee
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Welcome to the Golden Palace!

Maizy has never been to Last Chance, Minnesota. . .until now. Her mom’s plan is just to stay for a couple weeks, until her grandfather gets better. But plans change, and as Maizy spends more time in Last Chance and at the Golden Palace—the restaurant that’s been in her family for generations—she makes some discoveries. 

    But the more Maizy discovers, the more questions she has. Like, why are her mom and her grandmother always fighting? Who are the people in the photographs on the office wall? And when she discovers that a beloved family treasure has gone missing—and someone has left a racist note—Maizy decides it’s time to find the answers.


    Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her other novels for young people, with nearly two million copies in print, include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and two books about a fourth grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes). Lisa is also the author of American Girl’s Kanani books and Good Luck, Ivy. Her novel Warp Speed is about a Star Trek geek who gets beat up every day at school.    Lisa is a former Thurber House Children’s writer-in-residence whose books have been chosen as an NPR Best Summer Read, a Sports Illustrated Kids Hot Summer Read, and a USA Today Critics’ Top Pick.


    • Publisher: ‎Yearling (April 4, 2023)
    • Language: English
    • Paperback: ‎288 pages
    • ISBN-10: ‎1984830279
    • ISBN-13: ‎9781984830272
    • Reading age: ‎8 - 12 years
    • Grade level: ‎3 - 7
    • Item Weight: ‎7.2 ounces
    • Dimensions: ‎5.19 x 0.66 x 7.63 inches
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