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Around the World Book Club will meet on Friday, December 2nd, @ 12:00 p.m.

We'll be discussing discuss Front Desk by Kelly Yang.

Stop by the Main Branch of NCPL to pick up a copy.

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?

from Goodreads

Join us for Around the World Book Club at the Main Branch of NCPL! We'll meet on the first Friday of each month at noon in the Conference Room to discuss a book written by an author from a different country.

Take note of our upcoming meetings:

  • December 2nd: discuss Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • January 6th: discuss We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet
  • February 3rd: discuss Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Please contact Kimberly Burton at the Main Branch (502-348-3714) for more information about this program.