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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 doomedNumber She wants to be a writer But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to This middle grades novel features a Chinese American protagonist named Mia a nasty hotel owner named Mr Yao and the most realistic tackling of the subject of racism that I ve ever encountered in a juvenile lit readMr Yao is mean as hell and uses adult language my 9 11 year old daughters found this to be a scintillating element and he uses and abuses Mia s parents Chinese immigrants who have recently arrived in the USPeople are hungry in this novel Truly hungry People are beaten too and judged for the color of their skin This is a tough examination of life for people of color and recent immigrants and the author Kelly Yang knows a little something about the subject and she doesn t shy away from tackling the tough stuff hereMy daughters who were once new immigrants from China themselves were both drawn in and startled by this middle grades read So was I Although the ending was unrealistic for all of us this 286 page novel is one we won t be forgetting anytime soonOur favorite line from the book It s going to be okay I ll make friends and if I don t I ll borrow books from the library Sottomissione empty rooms for free the Tangs will be doomedNumber She wants to be a writer But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to This middle grades novel features a Chinese American protagonist named Mia a nasty hotel owner named Mr Yao and the most realistic tackling of the subject of racism that I ve Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown ever The Isles encountered in a juvenile lit readMr Yao is mean as hell and uses adult language my 9 11 year old daughters found this to be a scintillating KING element and he uses and abuses Mia s parents Chinese immigrants who have recently arrived in the USPeople are hungry in this novel Truly hungry People are beaten too and judged for the color of their skin This is a tough Ty jesteś moje imię examination of life for people of color and recent immigrants and the author Kelly Yang knows a little something about the subject and she doesn t shy away from tackling the tough stuff hereMy daughters who were once new immigrants from China themselves were both drawn in and startled by this middle grades read So was I Although the The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy ending was unrealistic for all of us this 286 page novel is one we won t be forgetting anytime soonOur favorite line from the book It s going to be okay I ll make friends and if I don t I ll borrow books from the library

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Mia Tang has a lot of secretsNumber 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 guestsNumber Her parents Much deeper and complex than the playful cover indicates A wonderful story about immigrants poverty and family

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Math because English is not her first languageIt 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 dream CW physical assault racism employee mistreatment poverty systemic oppression anti blackness bullying talk of robbery and assault hospitalI really do not know where to start with this review because I went into it not knowing what to expect not even knowing what the book was about and it absolutely blew me away FRONT DESK is both wholesome because of the main character s desire to help everyone and heavy because of the topics it deals with This motel was a micro society of its own through it the author was able to tackle so many topics while keeping them accessible to kids who might read this book and doing so from the lens innocence and sometimes naivety of a little girlMia is such an incredible main character that you can t help but love her Her and her family have immigrated from China two years prior to the start of the book hoping for a better life but the truth was a cold shower they found themselves living well below the poverty line and struggling to stay afloat Mia is determined to do whatever she can to help herself and her parents out of that situation and whatever she can she does She s so smart and resourceful and just a hopeful kid you know She didn t take no for an answer And seeing how passionate she was about so many things the motel writing and most of all standing up in the face of injustice even if it got her in trouble and doing her best to set things rightFinding out at the end that so many of the experiences in the book are directly taken out of the author s life made this story even poignant She helped her parents run a motel as a kid they helped immigrants her mom was assaulted their bosses her terriblethe racism and anti blackness ran rampant and it s justa lot This story made me smile and laugh and cry and it moved me in so many ways that I know that it will be a book that I put into my kids hands one day because of how fun and engaging it is while still managing to initiate and educate kids about the hardships of life like what it is like to be very poor and struggle with money what it is like to be an immigrant who doesn t have their paper just yet what it is like to be a person of color etc and the oppression and mistreatment that come with being at the intersection of all those thingsThis is an incredible read


About the Author: Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling award winning author of FRONT DESK winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children's Literature PARACHUTES forthcoming YA debut novel May Harpercollins and THREE KEYS Front Desk Seuel Sept She was born in China and grew up in Los Angeles She went to college at the age of and graduated from UC Berkeley a.



10 thoughts on “Front Desk

  1. says:

    Anyone who looks at the cover will think that it hides a light—but perhaps still meaningful—story It does not let on that the reader will be outraged at many of the characters and situations hidden insideMia Tang’s family members are courageous and strong people but they are immigrants who recently arrived in a completely foreign country—from China to America—and there is so much they don’t know yet

  2. says:

    Much deeper and complex than the playful cover indicates A wonderful story about immigrants poverty and family

  3. says:

    This book was absolutely phenomenal And that author's note My heart is aching So powerful and so incredibly moving TW racism bullying police brutality

  4. says:

    This middle grades novel features a Chinese American protagonist named Mia a nasty hotel owner named Mr Yao and the most realistic tackling of the subject of racism that I've ever encountered in a juvenile lit readMr Yao is mean as hell and uses adult language my 9 11 year old daughters found this to be a scintillating ele

  5. says:

    Front Desk is a book that means a lot to me More importantly I believe that Front Desk will be a book that will mean a lot to others immigrants of all ages children adults parents The story is so full of heart It's full of empathy compassion and the goodness of people and their actions For this reason I think Front Desk is an excellent book

  6. says:

    For some reason I had incorrectly thought this was a graphic book I was looking for a uick read to read alongside my othe

  7. says:

    Thanks to kidlitexchange for this review copy all opinions are my ownHands down one of my favorite middle grade titles of 2018 FRONT DESK is a spectacular and accessible glimpse into the life a 5th grade girl named Mia who lives in a motel that her parents manage It is also a glimpse into the life of many Chine

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    CW physical assault racism employee mistreatment poverty systemic oppression anti blackness bullying talk of robbery and assault hospitalI re

  9. says:

    4 stars Middle grade is uickly becoming one of my favorite genres mostly because of stories like this one Placed in the 90's Mia and her family moved to the USA from China in hopes for a better future They get a job working at a hotel and realize they are completely overwhelmed and outnumbered Mia spends all her free time from sc

  10. says:

    45 Stars This was the first book I chose to try out for Middle Grade March and I found the author Kelly Yang to be so fascinating She started going to college at the young age of 13 and graduated from UC Berkeley at 17 and Harvard Law School at 20 WOW No wonder she can write a good story Plus much of this book is based o

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