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 LivesCamino 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 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 AlteredAnd Then, When It Seems Like They Ve Lost Everything Of Their Father, They Learn Of Each Other
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.
- 432 pages
- Clap When You Land
- Elizabeth Acevedo
- 14 August 2019 Elizabeth Acevedo