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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon.
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Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon J FIC YANG (Text to phone) 33430141192831 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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Includes Author's note with bibliographical references.
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.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2021.
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.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Chinese Americans > Fiction.
Hotels, motels, etc. > Fiction.
Self-confidence > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
California, Southern > Fiction.

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