Lizzy Lin Sets the World Straight: A Mad City Kids book 1
Twelve-year-old Lizzy loves playing soccer with her best friend. She would play twenty-four/seven if her adoptive mom would let her. However, Mom wants Lizzy to experience some of her birth Country’s culture and enrolls her daughter in a Chinese dance class. Everyone likes and accepts Lizzy, even the boys on her soccer team, so she decides to give the class a try. She’s cool being an Asian American adoptee.
From the minute she opens her mouth and says “hi” to the Red Scarf dancers, she is rejected by the “real Chinese” girls. Lizzy seeks help from her former crib mate and now sorta sister to join the class as her ally. But Zoe sides with the dancers instead and agrees with them. They call Lizzy a banana – yellow on the outside but white inside.
Lizzy has never been called a mean name. For the first time ever, she questions if it is really cool to be an Asian American.