Front Desk

May 29, 2018|
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
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Mia 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?
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 pu...
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Title:Front Desk
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.54 X 5.8 X 0.93 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.54 X 5.8 X 0.93 in
Published:May 29, 2018
Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INC
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:8
ISBN - 13:9781338157796

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