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Front Desk

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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 208 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 07/01/2021 ISBN: 9781913311094

Front Desk

Kelly Yang

Knights Of

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.

Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her parents clean the rooms, 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

Selling Points

  • Launching Kelly Yang in the UK by simultaneously publishing the first two titles in the Front Desk series;
  • The author draws from her own childhood experience to create a rich and immersive story, with themes of friendship, acceptance and community;
  • Sits alongside The Boy at the Back of the Class, A Kind of Spark and Look Both Ways.

Reviews

“A SWIFTLY MOVING PLOT AND A WINSOME PROTAGONIST MAKE THIS A MUST PURCHASE”  SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“KELLY YANG'S DEBUT IS A STUNNER.”  LISA THOMPSON