Bound To Stay Bound

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 Front desk (Front desk novel)
 Author: Yang, Kelly

 Publisher:  Scholastic (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 286 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 971316 ISBN: 9781338157796
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Immigrants -- Fiction
 Chinese Americans -- Fiction
 Hotels and motels -- Fiction
 Self-confidence -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Southern California -- Fiction

Price: $6.55

Summary:
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.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 196541
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 15.0   Quiz: 73314

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/18)
   Booklist (+) (04/15/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/05/18)
 The Hornbook (00/07/18)

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