Front desk by Yang, Kelly (#1086DU6)

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Front desk

by Yang, Kelly
Paperback Scholastic Inc., 2019

$7.99

Overview
From the Publisher
Four starred reviews!

* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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?
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 04/15/18
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 05/01/18
  • Horn Book Guide, 11/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 07/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 03/15/18
  • Publishers Weekly Annex, 06/15/18
  • School Library Connection, 08/01/18
  • School Library Journal starred, 03/01/18
  • Teacher Librarian, 10/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication Date: June 25, 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 286 pages ; 20 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-33815-782-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-33815-782-6
  • Follett Number: 1086DU6
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 9
  • AR Quiz: 196541EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.7
  • Reading Counts Points: 15
  • Lexile: 640L