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Room to Dream (A Front Desk Novel)

By Kelly Yang   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338621129 Hardcover
320 Pages | 5.789" x 8.549" | Ages 8 to 12

New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang is back with another heartwarming and inspiring story of Mia and friends!

Mia Tang is going for her dreams!

After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family — to China! A total dream come true! Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China's going through, Mia thinks about the changes in her own life, like . . .

1. Lupe's taking classes at the high school! And Mia's own plans to be a big writer are . . . stuck.

2. Something happened with Jason and Mia has no idea what to do about it.

3. New buildings are popping up all around the motel, and small businesses are disappearing.

Can the Calivista survive? Buckle up! Mia is more determined than ever to get through the turbulence, now that she finally has . . . room to dream!

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Awards and Praise for Front Desk:

Parents' Choice Gold Medal Fiction Award Winner

NPR Best Books of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Washington Post Best Books of the Year

Amazon Best Books of the Year

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Bookpage Best Books of the Year

New York Public Library Best Books of the Year

Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year

Top Ten Debut Novels 2018 - ALA Booklist

* "Much-needed." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Empowered." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Swiftly-moving." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "Powerful" -- Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books, starred review