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Front desk / Kelly Yang.

Yang, Kelly, (author.).


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?

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338157796
  • ISBN: 1338157795
  • ISBN: 9781338157826
  • ISBN: 1338157825
  • Physical Description: 286, 12 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Inc., 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes Author's note with bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
640L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.5 9 9 196541
Subject: Immigrant families > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Chinese > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Motels > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Exploitation > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library J YANG, KELLY (Text) 34455006471060 Juv Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library JPBK (Text) 33062009362527 Juv Paperbacks Available -
Bethlehem Main Library jY (Text) 33062009009102 Juv Middle Reader Available -
Bethlehem South Side Branch jY (Text) 33062009246241 Juv Middle Reader Available -
Easton Main Library JUV YANG (Text) 31901004419604 Juv Fiction Available -
Easton Palmer Branch JUV YANG (Text) 31901004647097 Juv Fiction Available -

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