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The Resource Front desk, Kelly Yang

Front desk, Kelly Yang

Label
Front desk
Title
Front desk
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Yang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
After emigrating from China, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel, despite the nasty owner, Mr. Yao, who exploits them, while she works the front desk and tries to cope with fitting in at her school
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Asian Pacific American Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Children’s Literature, 2019.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662247
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yang, Kelly,
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 640
  • 640L
  • Decoding demand: 95 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 91 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 86 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.1.Y365
LC item number
Fr 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
640
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrant families
  • Immigrants
  • Chinese
  • Motels
  • Exploitation
  • Self-confidence
  • Friendship
  • California, Southern
  • Immigrants
  • Chinese Americans
  • Hotels, motels, etc
  • Self-confidence
  • Friendship
  • California, Southern
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Front desk, Kelly Yang
Instantiates
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21420305
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781338157796
Lccn
2017042552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0021489519
Label
Front desk, Kelly Yang
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21420305
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781338157796
Lccn
2017042552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0021489519

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