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!

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Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.

She and her parents are the proud owners of the Calivista Motel, 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...

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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!

The motel is struggling, and Mia has to answer to the Calivista's many, many worried investors.

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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Praise for Three Keys

"Mia Tang returns to battle racism in this thrilling sequel!"

-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Awards for Front Desk

WINNER 2019 - Asian / Pacific American Award for Literature

WINNER 2018 - Parents' Choice Gold Medal Fiction

WINNER 2018 - Bookstagram Choice Awards Best Diverse Middle Grade Fiction

WINNER 2019 - Chinese American Librarians Association CALA Best Book Award

 2019 Global Read Aloud Middle Grade Fiction

2019 New York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize Honor Book

2019 E.B. White Read Aloud Award Honor Book

 2019 Project Lit Selection Middle Grade Selection

NOMINEE 2019 - Kentucky Bluegrass Children's Book Award

NOMINEE 2020 - North Carolina Children's Book Award

NOMINEE 2019 - Oklahoma Sequoyah Children's Book Award

NOMINEE 2019 - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award

NOMINEE 2019 - Virginia Reader's Choice Award

NOMINEE 2019 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award

NOMINEE 2019 - Rhode Island Children's Book Award

NOMINEE 2020 - North Dakota Flicker Tale Book Award

WINNER 2019 - Michigan YouPer (Young Person) Award

BEST OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2019 - Bank Street Children's Book Committee

BEST OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2018 - Kirkus Reviews

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - Publisher’s Weekly

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - Washington Post

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - NPR

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - Amazon

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - NBC

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - School Library Journal

BEST OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2018 - New York Public Library

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - Chicago Public Library

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - Book Page

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - The News & Observer

BEST OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2018 - Huffington Post

BEST BOOKS OF 2018 - Center for the Study of Multiculural Children's Literature

SEMI-FINALIST 2018 - Goodreads Choice Awards Best Middle Grade Fiction

MIDDLE GRADE FICTION EDITOR'S CHOICE 2018 - ALA Booklist

NOTABLE BOOK 2019 - Association for Library Service to Children

NOMINEE 2019 - Georgia Children's Book Awards

TOP TEN DEBUT NOVELS 2018 - ALA Booklist for Young Adults

TEN DIVERSE MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS 2018 - Inculture Parent

RECOMMENDED BOOKS 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

SELECTED 2020 - Wisconsin Golden Archer Battle of the Books

SELECTED 2018 - Kid's Indie Next List "Great Reads for Kids"

SELECTED 2018 - Junior Library Guild Fall 2018 Title