Front Desk tells the story of 10-year-old Mia Tang. Every day, Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel while her parents clean the rooms. Shes proud of her job. She loves the guests and treats them like family. When one of the guests gets into trouble with the police, it shakes Mia to her core. Her parents, meanwhile, hide immigrants in the empty rooms at night. If the mean motel owner Mr. Yao finds out, theyll be doomed!Based on the author's life, the story follows Mia the daughter of first generation Chinese immigrants....
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Front Desk Reviews
This book is so good and one that everyone should read. Kids and adults alike.
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I absolutely loved it. This book was everything that I was expecting it to be and more. I have a lot of books on my to be read pile of probably 400+ books, but within 24 hours of the book arriving in my house, I had read it. That is amazing for a reader like me. So Front Desk is a middle grade book that tackles so many important topics in such a good way. It deals with topics like racism, but not only to Asians, but to Black people as well. The story asks us to question the ...more
ALL the stars, and easily one of my very favorite books of the year!!!!
FRONT DESK is highly deserving of every positive review. It’s an eye opening book that will warm your heart one minute, and have you shaking your head in frustration the next. I can’t remember the last time I experienced so many emotions, and felt like I really comprehended what it can be like for an immigrant family in America. You definitely need to make time to read this book, and add it to your classroom libraries and d ...more
Disregard the cute but fluff cover art. This is a serious Newbery contender for 2019. Better yet, children will love it!
This book is so fantastic! It's about hard work, family, friendship, being true to yourself and treating people with respect. It's also about immigration and life and struggles for children who find themselves in a new country. I cannot believe how much of the story is based in reality. I wish I had been reading this aloud to my almost 7 yr old.
We didn't get this one in a reading crate (I think I found it on a goodreads "what people have read" email!) but it would be a perfect fit for the Diver ...more
I loved this book about a strong girl who immigrated from China with her family to California. She faces racism and cruelty but powers through with kindness and her gift of writing.
This story broke my heart and put the pieces back together again. An amazing and touching book! I rooted for Mia the entire time!
This book is so big-hearted and great and just such a good boooook. Mia's such a great character to root for. A must-read. I can't say more, I'm tearing up again just thinking about it.