Immigrant families; California, Southern; Juvenile fiction; Immigrants; Chinese; Motels; Exploitation; Self-confidence; Friendship; Children's books; English literature; Chinese American authors; Chinese-American Librarians Association; Award winners; Awards; Awards in literature
"Author Kelly Yang tells a story about the family of Chinese immigrants who has been struggling with every day’s life, from the view of a ten-year-old girl who takes over the front desk of a motel that her parents manage. With her parents, this little girl needs to deal with a cruel and exploitive owner while handling all kinds of problem pertaining to the routine management as well as racism, dangers, and bully encountered. Even with enormous hardship, the author uses a positive tone throughout to describe a successful story that this immigrant family has experienced." This book has won the 2019 CALA Best Book Award (Categroy: Children's Books).
Is Referenced By
Yang, Kelly, “Front Desk,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed April 3, 2020, http://calasys.cala-web.org/items/show/771.