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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a poignant middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience as an Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans's mom makes the last-minute decision to move him and his siblings back to California, where they think they will be safe. Suddenly, Knox has two days to prepare for an international move--and for leaving his dad, who has to stay for work.

At his new school in California, Knox struggles with being the new kid. His classmates think that because he's from Asia, he must have brought over the virus. At home, Mom just got fired and is panicking over the loss of health insurance, and Dad doesn't even know when he'll see them again, since the flights have been cancelled. And everyone struggles with Knox's blurting-things-out problem.

As racism skyrockets during COVID-19, Knox tries to stand up to hate, while finding his place in his new country. Can you belong if you're feared; can you protect if you're new? And how do you keep a family together when you're oceans apart? Sometimes when the world is spinning out of control, the best way to get through it is to embrace our own lovable uniqueness.

Author: Kelly Yang
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: 03/01/2022
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.35h x 5.35w x 1.42d
ISBN: 9781534488304
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.1
Point Value: 11
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 515020 / New from Here


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 01/24/2022
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2022
Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 64
School Library Journal 03/11/2022 pg. 1
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2022 pg. 157

About the Author
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, and Three Keys. Front Desk also won the Parents' Choice Gold Medal, was the 2019 Global Read Aloud, and has earned numerous other honors including being named a best book of the year by Amazon, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and NPR. Learn more at KellyYang.com.

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