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Yang, Kelly, author.

New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2018.

286 pages ; 22 cm

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Mia Tang and her immigrant parents are not exactly living the American dream since moving here from China--they live in the Calivista Motel, and Mia must tend to its guests. Her parents, meanwhile, have been hiding illegal immigrants in the motel's empty rooms, risking the wrath of the owner, Mr. Yao. On the personal life front, Mia wants to become a writer, but her mother is being very discouraging because she is better at math and English is not her first language. No matter what, however, Mia vows to follow her dreams.

Reading Counts: Level 3.7 / 15.0 Points / 73314.

Lexile: 640L

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ISBN:

9781338157796

LC Call No:

PZ7.1.Y365 Fr 2018

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Yang, Kelly, author.

Title:

Front desk / Kelly Yang.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

286 pages ; 22 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 5/2018

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Booklist Starred Reviews, 4/15/2018

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Horn Book Guide, 10/2018

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Kirkus Review, 3/15/2018

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly, 6/18/2018

Citation/Refs:

School Library Connection, 8/2018

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal Starred, 3/2018

Summary:

Mia Tang and her immigrant parents are not exactly living the American dream since moving here from China--they live in the Calivista Motel, and Mia must tend to its guests. Her parents, meanwhile, have been hiding illegal immigrants in the motel's empty rooms, risking the wrath of the owner, Mr. Yao. On the personal life front, Mia wants to become a writer, but her mother is being very discouraging because she is better at math and English is not her first language. No matter what, however, Mia vows to follow her dreams.

Target Audience:

640 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 4.5 9.0 196541.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 3.7 15.0 73314.

Awards Note:

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, 2019

Subject:

Immigrant families--California, Southern--Fiction.

Subject:

Immigrants--California, Southern--Fiction.

Subject:

Chinese--California, Southern--Fiction.

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Motels--California, Southern--Fiction.

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Exploitation--Fiction.

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Self-confidence--Fiction.

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Friendship--Fiction.

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Immigrants--Fiction.

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Chinese Americans--Fiction.

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Hotels, motels, etc.--Fiction.

Subject:

Hotels and motels--Fiction.

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