Sixth-grader Mia’s family runs and lives in a motel with friends and patrons, many of whom are immigrants. When a new law limiting the rights of immigrants threatens her family, friends, and their hotel business, she and her friends manage to find a voice amidst the racism and try to counter the discrimination they witness and suffer. This novel for grades 4-7 offers students a look at the realities of oppression, stereotypes, discrimination, and racism many people face today. Suitable for a school or classroom library, it would be useful in a cross-curricular study of immigration, community, and belonging. Social considerations noted; some situations may be triggers for some students.
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