"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).
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CALA Annual Best Book Award (CALA Website)
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Yang, Kelly, “Front Desk,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed September 23, 2023, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/627.