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In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
Don't miss the audiobook, read by Elizabeth Acevedo, the beloved author and narrator of The Poet X, winner of an Odyssey Honor and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In November 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 to the Dominican Republic crashed in Queens, New York, killing everyone aboard. National Book Award–winning author Elizabeth Acevedo— a New York native born to Dominican immigrants—uses this real-world tragedy as the starting point for her powerful, emotionally complex novel. Clap When You Land follows the intertwined stories of a Dominican teen named Camino and an American teen named Yahaira, who discover that they’re half sisters when their father dies in the crash. Chapters alternate between the two girls, giving us beautifully intimate windows into their shared anguish as they come to terms with their father’s secrets. Camino and Yahaira’s utterly distinct personalities and voices are illuminated by Acevedo’s brilliant writing style. Camino’s more polished words (narrated elegantly by Melania-Luisa Marte) cut straight to her sadness, while Yahaira’s rough verbal explosions (narrated by Acevedo herself) reveal her anger. Clap When You Land deals with some of the hardest truths a person might ever confront, and it does so with so much depth and beauty. It’s an incredibly rewarding listen.