Front Desk

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
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Author(s):
Kelly Yang
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN:
978-1338157796
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Mia Yang has a lot of secrets.

Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her parents, who are immigrants, 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 people who are immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Yangs 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?

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