Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Front Desk

on August 31, 2019
While some kids are at sports practice or music lessons after school, ten-year-old Mia Tang is manning the front desk of the motel in which she and her Chinese immigrant parents live and work. The Calavista Motel owned by the cruel Mr. Yao is not only a respite for weary travelers but also home to a colorful cast of full-time residents and it doesn’t take long for kindhearted Mia to be drawn into the trials and tribulations of day to day life at the motel. Even though she is faced with daily challenges, Mia has big dreams for herself, as well as her friends and family. Does Mia have what it takes to turn dreams into reality?


3 Responses to “Front Desk”

  1. Gavin says:

    So far I’m liking this book! And the characters are really well built in to this story.

  2. MadMax says:

    I loved Front Desk, I thought it was an amazing and thoughtful book. It was very realistic, I would recommend this to anyone who likes Middle grade girls chapter books.

  3. cl-wcs says:

    not a very good book, i wouldn’t recommend for 6-5th grade boys

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