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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?
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display_description Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.
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subject_facet California, Southern -- Fiction, California, Southern -- Juvenile fiction, Chinese -- California, Southern -- Juvenile fiction, Chinese Americans -- Fiction, Exploitation -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction, Immigrant families -- California, Southern -- Juvenile fiction, Immigrants -- California, Southern -- Juvenile fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction, Motels -- California, Southern -- Juvenile fiction, Self-confidence -- Fiction, Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Front desk
title_full Front Desk, Front desk / Kelly Yang
title_short Front desk
topic_facet Chinese, Chinese Americans, Exploitation, Friendship, Hotels, motels, etc, Immigrant families, Immigrants, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Motels, Self-confidence