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 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...
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!
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on September 15, 2020 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 133859138X
ISBN-13: 9781338591385
7 Book Reviews
  • bsc
    bscMonday, April 12, 2021 at 7:53 am55 stars
    Three Keys, the sequel to Front Desk, is a bittersweet story about racism, finding your place in life, and the meaning of equality. Mia Tang and her family are finally on the good roller coaster. Mia's family owns the Calivista Motel and the popularity is growing tremendously! Mia has the best friend in the world, Lupe. Plus things with Jason are actually going...good. But when Prop 187 is starting to get some serious votes, with makes undocumented immigrants leave schools and their homes, Mia realises that she may need to make some noise to stop this prop. But when someone very special to Mia might be threatened to go back to their country, Mia persists to stop Prop 187 and all of the hatred, racism, and inequality in the world. Forming a club of non hate, going to rallies, and constantly writing letters Mia discovers the true meaning of herself and how to stand up for others. From the author that brought you Front Desk, Kelly Yang shows the problems in our world and how Mia tries to fix them. Happy reading!
    • 171069337
      171069337Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:28 am55 stars
      I love this book! So good! You should read this!😊
      • frontdesk
        frontdeskTuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:44 am55 stars
        OMG!! This book is amazing! The emotion and the events were just amazing. I'm not an immigrant so I don't know how it feels but I felt so sorry for Lupe when the proposition and I was so relieved when I found out that it wasn't going to go into effect immediately. I highly recommend this book! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΏ
        • DoubleTSaturday, January 16, 2021 at 5:15 am
          This book was really bad to me. I don't think that in real life a family would suffer that much. Also I have friends who immigrated from Mexico, and his family actually saved up moneys, so they were prepared. I strongly urge supporting immigrants undocumented or documented.
          • kgbradshaw
            kgbradshawThursday, December 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm33 stars
            A disclosure before this review: I am not an immigrant. I have no clue about the struggles they go through everyday, so please know that that will possibly influence the review. As far as sequels go, it isn't a terrible book. I will read it again, but it is not as good as the original novel. I appreciated being able to see Lupe's struggles, and Mia's friendship with Jason flowering and growing. That being said! The change from Mia's family trying to save every penny, and hearing about their struggle for money in the first book to the family splurging on everything, Buying dresses that are two hundred dollars, trying to pay people money for dong nothing, etc. That is just the only problem I have with the book, but otherwise I loved it.
            • teagytornado101
              teagytornado101Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:49 am55 stars
              I REALLLY want to read this!!!!!!
              • 2223mal
                2223malMonday, May 11, 2020 at 9:08 am55 stars
                This book is AWESOME l!!!I love how it is so adorable and very entertaining!! This is my fave!!!