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Lisa Yee

Författare till Millicent Min, Girl Genius

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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
Kort biografi
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.



this kept us guessing all the way to the end, and while we found much of it over the top, it was still really fun.
overlycriticalelisa | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 24, 2024 |
Maizy Chen spends the summer away from her LA home to visit her grandparents in Last Chance, MN. Her grandparents run a Chinese restaurant in town and they are the only Asian American family. Maizy and her mother are visiting because Opa is sick and her Oma needs help in the restaurant. Maizy time in Last Chance givers her an opportunity to more about the family restaurant the Golden Palace and her family legacy in Last Chance. While Maizy ask questions to learn more about her family's history, she learns that people can surprise you and she finds both family and new friends in Last Chance aren't always as they appear.

This is a great middle school book! I thought the story within a story worked well, as did the combination of historical and realistic fiction. Great tribute to Chinese Americans and immigrant families.
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AnnesLibrary | 18 andra recensioner | Jan 28, 2024 |
Olive Cobin Zang has always slipped under the radar but problems have a knack for always finding her. But nothing would prepare her for the once prison, now turned to a reforming arts boarding school she’s dropped off at: RASCH. There, she’s lumped in with a team of four other kids whose goal is to fight crime.

Turns out, RASCH is in danger of closing. If Olive and The Misfits can stop the heist of the century, maybe she can stay at the school where she finally feels like she belongs.

One thing I want to make clear on this, is that I would not deem this as a graphic novel. It’s a novel with illustrations for sure, but not a graphic novel with pages full of panels; it’s mostly text. So hence my surprise when asked for the ARC, received it and opened it to find it mostly text. Now, it’s still a great story! And super fun and I can see a lot of kid enjoy the “being a spy” aspect

Other than that, I enjoyed the middle grade spy/crime fighting book. Was some of it completely out there - yes. But it totally reads like a fun movie - and the illustrations here and there help with the film in my head. For those kids that like page turning action, this will do it for you.

*Thank you Random House for Young Readers and NetGalley for an advance digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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oldandnewbooksmell | 2 andra recensioner | Jan 16, 2024 |
Maizy Chen and her mom travel from LA to Last Chance, Minnesota for an extended stay with her grandparents while her grandfather is ill. Her grandparents own a Chinese restaurant, and Maizy finds herself getting to know the locals through their visits to the Golden Palace. She watches as her mom negotiates her rocky relationship with her own parents, learns from her grandfather about the history of her family and the discrimination that Chinese Americans have long struggled against, all while experiencing it firsthand in this small mid-western town. When the beloved bear statue, for years has stood outside the restaurant, is stolen, Maizy sets out to solve the mystery and discovers racism in obvious and surprising places.

A solid middle grade novel about family, loss, friendship, difference, and the importance of family roots and history. All of these elements are nicely blended, and the characters feel believable and interesting.
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electrascaife | 18 andra recensioner | Jan 12, 2024 |



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