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Author: Kelly Yang
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Inc., 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yang, Kelly.
Front desk.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Inc., 2018
(DLC) 2017045173
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Yang
ISBN: 9781338157796 1338157795 9781338157826 1338157825
OCLC Number: 1002821384
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature, 2019
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018
Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers, 2018
CSMCL Best Books, 2018
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2019
NPR Best Books, 2018
Publisher's Weekly Best Middle Grade Book, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Washington Post Best Children's Books, 2018
Target Audience: Structure indicator: 90 (high); Syntactic indicator: 100 (very high); Semantic indicator: 100 (very high); Decoding indicator: 100 (very high)
Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: 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?"--Page 2 of cover.

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