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              Books by Kelly Yang

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              Front Desk

              Front Desk (Paperback)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $15.99
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              • In Stock At Publisher

              An empowering story of empathy, courage, and hope, based on the author's real-life experience immigrating to the US as a child and working at the front desk of the motel where her parents work. Ten year-old Mia Tang moved to the US for a better life, a freer life, but so far, it'...s a life where she runs the front desk of a motel while her parents clean rooms. And she's not even allowed to use the swimming pool. Based on author Kelly Yang's real-life experience immigrating to America from China and running a motel with her parents, this novel explores how one little girl overcomes language barriers, discrimination, and her own lack of confidence to find her voice - and use it to make a difference. This is a sensitive story of tolerance and diversity that will resonate with readers of all cultures who have experienced the challenges of feeling like an outsider.
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              ISBN 9781760650469
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2018
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
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              Parachutes
               

              Parachutes (Hardback)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $29.99
              • Save $10.00
              • Pub Date
                1 Jul 20

              Speak enters the world of Gossip Girl in this modern immigrant story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang about two girls navigating wealth, power, friendship, and trauma. They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the Unit...ed States while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most eligible parachute, Jay, asks her out. Dani De La Cruz, Claire's new host sister, couldn't be less thrilled that her mom rented out a room to Claire. An academic and debate team star, Dani is determined to earn her way into Yale, even if it means competing with privileged kids who are buying their way to the top. But Dani's game plan veers unexpectedly off course when her debate coach starts working with her privately. As they steer their own distinct paths, Dani and Claire keep crashing into one another, setting a course that will change their lives forever.
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              ISBN 9780062941084
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Availability
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              Three Keys (a Front Desk Novel)
                

              Three Keys (a Front Desk Novel) (Hardback)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $31.44
              • Save $5.55
              • Pub Date
                15 Sep 20

              The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk. Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever. She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista M...otel, Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe, and she's finally getting somewhere with her writing! But as it turns out, sixth grade is no picnic... 1. Mia's new teacher doesn't think her writing is all that great. And her entire class finds out she lives and works in a motel! 2. The motel is struggling, and Mia has to answer to the Calivista's many, many worried investors. 3. A new immigration law is looming and if it passes, it will threaten everything -- and everyone -- in Mia's life. It's a roller coaster of challenges, and Mia needs all of her determination to hang on tight. But if anyone can find the key to getting through turbulent times, it's Mia Tang!
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              ISBN 9781338591385
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Sep 2020
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              Parachutes
                 

              Parachutes (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $95.50
              • $76.40
              • Save $19.10
              • Pub Date
                26 May 20

              Speak enters the world of Gossip Girl in this modern immigrant story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang about two girls navigating wealth, power, friendship, and trauma. They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the Unit...ed States while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most eligible parachute, Jay, asks her out. Dani De La Cruz, Claire's new host sister, couldn't be less thrilled that her mom rented out a room to Claire. An academic and debate team star, Dani is determined to earn her way into Yale, even if it means competing with privileged kids who are buying their way to the top. But Dani's game plan veers unexpectedly off course when her debate coach starts working with her privately. As they steer their own distinct paths, Dani and Claire keep crashing into one another, setting a course that will change their lives forever.
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              ISBN 9781094159928
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 26 May 2020
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              Front Desk
               

              Front Desk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $17.50
              • $17.50
              • In Stock US

              Four starred reviews! * Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old... Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed. Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language? It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams?
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              ISBN 9781338157826
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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              Front Desk
               

              Front Desk (Hardback)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $36.99
              • In Stock US

              Inside Out and Back Again meets Millicent Min, Girl Genius in this timely, hopeful middle-grade novel with a contemporary Chinese twist.

              ISBN 9781338157796
              Released NZ 29 May 2018
              Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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              Front Desk
                 

              Front Desk (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $61.50
              • In Stock US

              Recent immigrants from China, desperate for money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown Southern California motel for skinflint Mr. Yao, whose son is the only other Chinese American in Mia's class.

              ISBN 9781432861452
              Released NZ 10 Jan 2019
              Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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              Front Desk
               

              Front Desk (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
              • To Order/ Indent titles

              Ten year-old Mia Tang moved to the US for a better life, a freer life, but so far, it's a life where she runs the front desk of a motel while her parents clean rooms. And she's not even allowed to use the swimming pool. Based on author Kelly Yang's real-life experience immigratin...g to America from China and running a motel with her parents, this novel explores how one little girl overcomes language barriers, discrimination and her own lack of confidence to find her voice - and use it to make a difference. This is a sensitive story of tolerance and diversity that will resonate with readers of all cultures who have experienced the challenges of feeling like an outsider.
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              ISBN 9781525286650
              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
              Interest Age Children
              Availability
              Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
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              Front Desk
                

              Front Desk (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $49.99
              • To Order/ Indent titles

              Ten year-old Mia Tang moved to the US for a better life, a freer life, but so far, it's a life where she runs the front desk of a motel while her parents clean rooms. And she's not even allowed to use the swimming pool. Based on author Kelly Yang's real-life experience immigratin...g to America from China and running a motel with her parents, this novel explores how one little girl overcomes language barriers, discrimination and her own lack of confidence to find her voice - and use it to make a difference. This is a sensitive story of tolerance and diversity that will resonate with readers of all cultures who have experienced the challenges of feeling like an outsider.
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              ISBN 9781525286209
              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
              Interest Age Children
              Availability
              Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
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              Parachutes
                 

              Parachutes (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Yang, Kelly

              • RRP: $127.50
              • $102.00
              • Save $25.50
              • Pub Date
                26 May 20

              Speak enters the world of Gossip Girl in this modern immigrant story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang about two girls navigating wealth, power, friendship, and trauma. They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the Unit...ed States while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most eligible parachute, Jay, asks her out. Dani De La Cruz, Claire's new host sister, couldn't be less thrilled that her mom rented out a room to Claire. An academic and debate team star, Dani is determined to earn her way into Yale, even if it means competing with privileged kids who are buying their way to the top. But Dani's game plan veers unexpectedly off course when her debate coach starts working with her privately. As they steer their own distinct paths, Dani and Claire keep crashing into one another, setting a course that will change their lives forever.
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              ISBN 9781094159911
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 26 May 2020
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