Attention all Front Desk fans! Mia Tang's story continues in this fall's Key Player, and author Kelly Yang will be coming to Decatur to share it with us!
Join us in the auditorium at the Decatur Library on Thursday, September 8th at 5pm for this fun event! Please note: masks will be required throughout the entirety of this event. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!
While admission to this event is free, attendees must purchase a copy of Key Player from Little Shop of Stories to gain admission to the signing line. When registering, you will have the option to pre-order your copy of Key Player, and books will also be available for purchase at the event. Other books written by Kelly Yang will be available as well.
About the book:
The Women’s World Cup coming to Southern California, everyone is soccer-crazy -- especially Mia Tang! The U.S. is playing China in the finals, and Mia feels like her two identities are finally coming together. Less exciting, though? The fact that her P.E. teacher wants Mia to get out of the soccer field, too -- or fall short of the grade she needs to earn a spot at journalism camp. But as always, Mia Tang is ready with a plan: she’ll track down the two women’s teams, interview them, and write an A-grade article for P.E. instead!
It’s not so easy, though, finding professional athletes in Pasadena -- or bringing two identities together, even during a game. As Mia aims for her goals, she’ll have to face prejudice, discrimination, and her own fears. But if anyone can find a way to win, it’s Mia Tang!
About the author:
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 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 the South China Morning Post, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic.
Mia Tang is going for the goal in the fourth Front Desk novel by New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang!
The Women’s World Cup coming to Southern California, everyone is soccer-crazy -- especially Mia Tang! The U.S. is playing China in the finals, and Mia feels like her two identities are finally coming together. Less exciting, though? The fact that her P.E.