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Mia Tang has a lot of secretsNumber 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 guestsNumber 2 Her parent. 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 There is also so much they don t have access toAnd the problem with being a new immigrant is that unless you were able to transfer your fortune should you have had one from your native country to your adopted one or your school degrees are recognized you have to start from basically zeroI know this because it happened to my mom and former step father They worked in a couple of apartment buildings cleaning and maintaining for minimum wage We were poor no uestion and lived in a crappy apartment But thinking back now I realize we were just fine and we had it so much better than other immigrants who couldn t find jobs or found horrendous onesLike Mia s parents sadly They are desperate for work after an unfortunate accident leads both Mia and her mom to lose their jobs and they end up working for an awful Mr Yao who does not treat his employees with respect In fact he doesn t even look at them as people He considers himself to be above them There is a huge amount of tension between Mia and him for he often blames the victim and refuses to be reasonable But Mia s family doesn t have another choice and Mr Yao knows that so he preys upon them constantlyHe infuriated me I wanted to jump into the page and scream at him myself I wanted to protect Mia and her parents in any way I could but worry not Mia although only ten is immensely brave and smart She fights for what is right and learns so much working at the motel She also meets incredible people who prove to her that there is goodness in this world even though ugliness may be much obvious to the eye A lot of what happens in this story is actually based on real life events the author s life growing up as a Chinese immigrant in a country that wasn t too keen to have her there or so it seemed The truth is that people make a country and if you have trusting people by your side you will feel at home each day But you have to claim your place tooA terrific and emotional story that I hope will push you to look at immigrants with respect and understanding because they deserve it We deserve it Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

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S 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 3 She wants to be a writer But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick t. 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 for children The story too is full of tough lessons about the world It addresses and explores how perspectives and prejudice can have significant effects on people s lives it explores racism it explores poverty and it explores immigration and how immigrants are and continue to be exploited Yang explores these topics without sugarcoating them or hiding them for what they are but instead examines them with the honesty and integrity For this reason too I think Front Desk is the perfect book for adults to read with children I found this book so empowering and I m confident that children will find this story empowering too It highlights that even if we are small and are told we are not important we have the power to help others to be compassionate and to make the world a better place Mia was such a star This story is based on Yang s childhood as an immigrant and how earnest and genuine the narrative is really shines through Honestly I adored this book and I recommend this to children parents teachers teenagers everybody Content warning view spoilerracism towards black people that is challenged physical assault police prejudice that is challenged hide spoiler

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O 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. 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 Chinese immigrants in the US in the 1980s and early 1990s as detailed in the author s note The book draws heavily on the childhood experiences of the author making the story even poignant and authentic Yang has written Mia s tale in such a way however that despite the hardships that Mia s family faces the story is still ultimately fast paced uplifting and incredibly educational There are adventure and mystery and so many touching relationships The excellent author s note goes into much detail about this and is a must read part of the book I adored the messages about language perseverance combatting racism and breaking the cycle of poverty and misfortune that so many immigrants face First purchase for libraries and classrooms serving grades 3 6


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 co

  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 element and

  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 exce

  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 other main book and many ancillary books It’s a regular text novel but it still worked the way I’d hoped a fast read and a gripping read and completely satisfyingBut I’ve been reading too many books with too much heartbreak and showing too many of the worst flaws that some humans have This

  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 Chinese immigrants in the US in the 1980s and early 1990s as detailed in the author's note The book draws heavily on the childhood exper

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    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

  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 school managing the front desk and she learns a lot along the wayI think there are so many children who can relate

  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

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