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
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
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
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • Asian Pacific American Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Children’s Literature, 2020.
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), Grades 4-6, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2018.
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 6-8, 2019.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Intermediate Books, 2020.
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
  • 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
Interest level
MG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 640
  • 640
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
4.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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
  • Chinese
  • Exploitation
  • Friendship
  • Immigrant families
  • Immigrants
  • Motels
  • Self-confidence
  • California, Southern
  • JUVENILE FICTION / General
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Front desk, Kelly Yang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes Author's note with bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1952224
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages, 12 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781338157796
Lccn
2017042552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781338157796
  • (OCoLC)1002821384
Label
Front desk, Kelly Yang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes Author's note with bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1952224
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages, 12 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781338157796
Lccn
2017042552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781338157796
  • (OCoLC)1002821384

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      1161 Angelina St., Austin, TX, 78702, US
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