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Kelly Yang is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including Three Keys, Room to Dream, Key Player, and the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature winner Front Desk, which was also chosen as a Best Book of the Year by multiple publications, including NPR, The Washington Post, and the New York Public Library. Kelly's family immigrated to the United States from China when she was a young girl, and she grew up in California, in circumstances very similar to those of Mia Tang. After attending college at the age of 13, she graduated UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School. She is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, a leading writing and debating program for children in Asia and the United States. Her writing has been published in South China Morning Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. To learn more about Kelly and the Front Desk series, visit frontdeskthebook.com.


Praise for Room to Dream: * "Yang sensitively presents issues like racism, consent, and gentrification in an accessible and engaging manner." -- Booklist, starred review* "Fans of this series that keeps going strong will devour this latest entry." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPraise for Three Keys: * "Mia is the heroine today's readers deserve." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review* "Mia Tang returns to battle racism in this thrilling sequel." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewAwards and Praise for Front Desk: Parents' Choice Gold Medal Fiction Award WinnerNPR Best Books of the YearKirkus Reviews Best Books of the YearPublishers Weekly Best Books of the YearWashington Post Best Books of the YearAmazon Best Books of the YearSchool Library Journal Best Books of the YearBookpage Best Books of the YearNew York Public Library Best Books of the YearChicago Public Library Best Books of the YearTop Ten Debut Novels 2018 -- ALA Booklist* "Much-needed." -- Booklist, starred review* "Empowered." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Swiftly-moving." -- School Library Journal, starred review* "Powerful." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

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