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Clap When You Land Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying peopleIn New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crashSeparated by distance and Papi s secrets the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered And then, when it seems like they ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each otherPapi s death uncovers all the painful truths he kept hidden, and the love he divided across an ocean And now, Camino and Yahaira are both left to grapple with what this new sister means to them, and what it will now take to keep their dreams aliveIn a dual narrative novel in verse that brims with both grief and love, award winning and bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives

About the Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High Her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Poet X, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People s Literature She is also the recipient of the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and the Boston Globe Hornbook Award Additionally, she was honored with the 2019 Pure Belpr Author Award for celebrating, affirming, and portraying Latinx culture and experience She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer s Workshops She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her love.

10 thoughts on “Clap When You Land

  1. says:

    find this review others on my blog It is hard to describe the space that yawned open in the life of Camino Rios and Yahaira Rios after their father died in a flight crash It is harder still to describe the truths he left behind, cutting swift and deep, like a knife Camino and Yahaira are sisters who, for sixteen years, hadn t known of each other s existence Their world too had tipped, and fallen

  2. says:

    A queenoffers her hand to be kissed, can form it into a fistwhile smiling the whole damn time. Perhaps what I love most about Clap When You Land, besides the author s obvious talent for writing moving free verse, is that it brings attention to something that so many of us forgot about or never heard about Tragedies happen all the time Some are noticed, when they are newsworthy and drenched in pol

  3. says:

    Elizabeth Acevedo books are such a joy to read, and this was no exception Though it dealt largely with grief following a tragedy, the audiobook felt like such a comfort I loved the two narrators both the characters and the actual audiobook narrators and how their stories were mirror images but also very personal Highly recommend

  4. says:

    Acevedo writes poetically and passionately like always, and her audiobooks are always great The book explores themes of grief, family, and cultural differences that would be great for her young adult audience to read.Personally, I would have enjoyed a deeper exploration of grief and the way both girls grapple with the complexities of their family stories There s a lot to tap into there, but their voic

  5. says:

    Every time I read an Elizabeth Acevedo book, I think that it can t possible top her previous work, but every time I am so, so wrong This is my favorite of Acevedo s works yet I very rarely cry while listening to audiobooks, but this one had me sobbing while washing dishing and I just loved it so fucking much I recommend this book to absolutely EVERYONE TW death of a parent, plane crashes, stalking, sexu

  6. says:

    I don t need to read the blurb to know that I will be reading this book No diggety, no doubt.

  7. says:

    This is so poignant, lyrical, heartfelt, well conceived, true to life, sublime, extremely emotional novel about two sisters bounding story who never knew each other till an unexpected accident shatters their lives and takes their father away from them Elizabeth Acevedo s poetry combines with the heartwarming story based on true events on November 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 flight was regularly sched

  8. says:

    Elizabeth Acevedo has done it again I actually do think that she is one of my favorite authors because when she writes in verse, her work just touches me differently The way she writes is just so beautiful and she has these one liners that just leave you thinking This story of two sisters was absolutely amazing and i already want to reread so that i can annotate it

  9. says:

    This book was amazing.I love how it was written in verse I m usually not into books written in verse but this one was just so stunning The story of two teens living two different lives realize they havethan they think in common.This book tackles so many things, race, grief, sexual assault, family, andIt will be a book that sticks with you and the characters as well.

  10. says:

    Okay, so here goes, I had very high expectations for Clap When You Land because The Poet X is one of my favorite books from last year Since then I have looked up many videos by Acevedo, some of which are her performing her poetry, others simple interviews or book club discussions, and I have really fallen in love with her personality and the way she breathes power into her poetry Elizabeth Acevedo truly is someth

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