front desk by Kelly Yang ‧ RELEASE DATE: May 29, 2018 Through the story of fifth-grader Mia Tang, readers experience the courage, hard work, and dreams of a young Chinese immigrant. 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 2: Her parents hide immigrants. (Ages 8–11) Jul 10, 2019 - [#FREE] [PDF] Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) by Kelly Yang Front Desk by Kelly Yang. Front Desk Kelly Yang (Author) ISBN: 978-1338157796 Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Year Published: 2018 Age Range: 8–12 Book Themes Asian-American people and culture, Family, Immigration and Anti-immigrant bias, Bullying, Racism, Collective power, Acting as an ally About the Book Mia Yang has a … FRONT DESK Kelly Yang GRA19 Author Video Q&A Week 3. -- Mike Jung, author of Unidentified Suburban Object. FRONT DESK is loosely based on author Kelly Yang’s life experience, as explained in an author’s note at the end of the book. She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and she's finally getting somewhere with her writing! Nine-year-old Mia Tang’s immigrant Chinese parents manage the Calivista Motel in Anaheim. 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. We accept Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Actually, a lot of secrets. Mia is a natural optimist, however. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, TeachingBooks supports the First Amendment and celebrates the right to read. Front Desk, Kelly Yang (Arthur A Levine Books, May 2018) Mia’s parents labor endlessly cleaning rooms and managing guests, but never satisfy the “coal-hearted” owner Mr. Yao, who daily discovers creative reasons to shrink the family’s paycheck. NYT Bestselling Author of FRONT DESK Explains . Front Desk is the debut novel of Asian-American author Kelly Yang. Parents need to know that Kelly Yang's Front Desk is a powerful, moving tale about 10-year-old Mia Tang and her parents, who live and work at the Calivista Motel in California during the early 1990s. She eventually left the motels and went to college at the age of 13, and is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School. FRONT DESK Kelly Yang GRA19 Author Video Q&A Week 2. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Classic Audio: A human reading an audiobook without the text displayed. Winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature New York Times Bestseller! 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. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams? Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. Front Desk is testament to how a great story can grab you by the heart and never quite let go. Mia Tang has a secret . First published in 2018, the children’s book became a New York Times bestseller and was mentioned on multiple Best Books of the Year lists including NPR, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, the Washington Post, Amazon, School Library Journal, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library. Why Did You Write the … Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of FRONT DESK, winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Children's Literature, PARACHUTES (forthcoming YA debut novel, May 2020, Harpercollins) and THREE KEYS (Front Desk Sequel, Sept 2020, Scholastic). And her parents are hiding an even bigger secret, one that could get them… Overview. From the Publisher Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) - Kindle edition by Yang, Kelly. She doesn’t live in a house like her friends. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. Kelly Yang's debut is a stunner." Fiction Inside Out and Back Again meets Millicent Min, Girl Genius in this timely, hopeful middle-grade novel with a contemporary Chinese twist.
Mia Tang has a lot of secrets: Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?
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