Front Desk 6-Pack
Mia isn't like other 10-year-olds. She helps her parents manage the front desk at a motel, for starters, but she also helps them hide immigrants seeking a new life in America. An engaging literature circle book, readers will want to find out what happens next to Mia, her parents, their motel guests, and the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao. The 2019 Global Read Aloud pick for middle grade readers!
Number 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 guests.
Number 2: Her parents 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 doomed.
Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?
It 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 dreams?