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Nov 06, 2018
| 391 Minutes
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Nov 06, 2018 | ISBN 9781984846082 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature!* “Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia 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?
Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling author of the Front Desk series, New from Here, and the young adult novels Parachutes and Private Label. Her books have earned multiple awards, including the 2019 APALA Award for Children’s Literature, the… More about Kelly Yang
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