by Kelly Yang
Front Desk is the incredible story of the author’s experience as an immigrant from China living in California. Mia is a 10-year-old girl who lives and works in a motel with her parents. Mia and her family face many challenges in their new community including poverty and racism. Front Desk contains some heartbreaking moments, but positive messages about treating everyone with kindness and fighting for what’s right. Recommended for ages 9 and up.