Kelly Yang is the New York Times bestselling author of “Front Desk,” winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, “Parachutes”—YA debut novel, May 2020, HarperCollins—and “Three Keys”—Front Desk Sequel, Sept 2020, Scholastic. “Front Desk” is Kelly’s award-winning middle grade debut novel about a 10-year-old Chinese American immigrant girl who manages the front desk of a motel while her parents clean the rooms. “Front Desk” was awarded the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, is the 2019 Global Read Aloud and has earned numerous other honors including being named an Amazon Best Book of the Year, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a NPR Best Book of the Year and a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year.
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A Department of English Visiting Writing Series event in collaboration with: WSU-Vancouver Office of Equity and Diversity; WSU-Vancouver Office of Student Equity and Outreach; WSU-Vancouver Office of Academic Affairs; WSU-Vancouver College of Arts and Sciences; WSU-Tri-Cities Writing Center; WSU Common Reading Program; ASWSU; Landescapes, The Student Literary Journal