Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk, winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, Three Keys, the sequel to Front Desk, Room To Dream, and the young adult novel Parachutes. Front Desk also won the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, was the 2019 Global Read Aloud, and has earned numerous other honors including being named a best book of the year by Amazon, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and NPR. Kelly is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School.


 

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Parachutes

They’re referred to as "parachutes," teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the U.S. while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she’d be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California.