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Front Desk (Scholastic Gold)

By  Kelly Yang
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Four starred reviews and over ten best-of-year lists!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed.Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams?Featuring exclusive bonus content!

Kelly Yang's family immigrated to the United States from China
when she was a young girl, and she grew up in California, in circumstances very similar to those of Mia Tang. She eventually left the motels and went to college at the age of 13, and is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Upon graduation, she gave up law to pursue her dream of writing and teaching kids writing. She is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, a leading writing and debating program for children in Asia and the United States. She is also a columnist for the South China Morning Post and has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Atlantic. Kelly is the mother
of three children and splits her time between Hong Kong and San Francisco. Please find her online at:

www.kellyyang.com
Twitter: @kellyyanghk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/kellyyangproject
Instagram: kellyyanghk
Facebook: www .facebook.com/kellyyangproject

by Alex

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 12:45pm

Mia's Chinese immigrant family thinks their luck has finally changed when they become caretakers of a hotel - but things are never simple, are they? An awesome novel about family, community, and thriving in a world that isn't always fair.

ISBN: 9781338157826

ISBN-10: 9781338157826

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Date: 06/25/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/25/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Asian American

Juvenile Fiction / Family

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