Clap When You Land

 

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Publication Information:  New York, NY: Harper Teen, 2020

Summary:  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 people ... In 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 crash.  Separated 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 other.

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Links of Interest:

Author website:  acevedowrites.com

Author interview:  HERE

Author reads Clap When You Land:  HERE

Author tours Morning Heights, New York City:  HERE

Author podcast:  HERE

"Queen" from Clap When You Land:  HERE

 

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