This week we started a new read-aloud book. It's a first-person narrative about a ten-year-old girl, Mia Tang, a recent immigrant to America from China searching for a freer life. Mia and her family take a manager's job at the Calavista Motel in California. What seems like a dream job at first, quickly becomes more complicated. How will they navigate language barriers, an unkind motel owner, discrimination, and the desire to help other immigrants? We can't wait to read more about their journey at the motel and Mia's journey through fifth grade at a new school.