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This is a story of hope and optimism! Mia, a fifth-grade girl, immigrates from China to the U.S. with her family. They soon realize that life in North America is not at all what they expected. Living in and managing a hotel to make their living, they face racism and poverty; they also struggle to learn the language and adjust to a new culture. Kelly Yang used autobiographical details to create a relatable and likeable character in Mia.

February 2, 2020

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