Roundtable Reading: Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee
Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)
Reading led by
Andrea Kneeland, librarian, Berkeley Unified School District
Maizy Chen and her mom are living in Los Angeles when, suddenly, they must move to the tiny town of Last Chance, Minnesota to help her grandparents with the Golden Palace—the restaurant that’s been in her family for generations. There, she makes some discoveries. For instance, you can tell a LOT about someone by the way they order food, and the Golden Palace has secrets. When Maizy discovers that a family treasure has gone missing, and that someone has left a racist note, she decides it’s time to find some answers.
About Roundtable Reading
At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 2 PM ready to read!