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Angier Public Library J F Yan (Text) 33632002679398 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 07/21/2022
Erwin Public Library J PBK F Yan (Text) 33631001593428 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 07/05/2022
Harnett County Main Library J F Yan (Text) 33630004779620 Juvenile Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338157796
  • ISBN: 1338157795
  • ISBN: 9781338157826
  • ISBN: 1338157825
  • ISBN: 9781338541649
  • ISBN: 1338541641
  • Physical Description: 286 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: [First edition]
  • Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Inc., [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Paging and publisher may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes Author's note with bibliographical references and images.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Grades 3-7.
640L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.5 9 196541.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Children's Literature Award Winner.
Subject: Immigrant families > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Chinese > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Motels > California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Exploitation > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
California, Southern > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

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