Front desk

Yang, Kelly.

New York : Scholastic, c2018.

286 p. ; 22 cm.

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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.

Accelerated Reader: Level 4.5 MG / 9.0 Points / 196541.

Lexile: 640L

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