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by Yang, Kelly,
[ 02. English Fiction ] Physical details: pages cm Subject(s): Immigrant families | Immigrants | Chinese | Motels | Exploitation | Self-confidence | Friendship | Immigrants | Chinese Americans | Hotels, motels, etc. | Self-confidence | Friendship 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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Bluefield High School F YAN Available

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.