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Clap When You Land

by Acevedo, Elizabeth,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2020
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA MP3-CD/BK FIC ACEVE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Young Adult

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Acevedo returns to the novel in verse format for this story of two teenage sisters separated by a secret, an ocean, and their father. Papi kept one family in New York and another in the Dominican Republic--something New Yorker Yahaira had an inkling of, but is a complete surprise to Dominican Camino. After Papi's plane crashes on his way to spend the summer with Camino, his secret fully emerges, and the sisters struggle with their complicated grief and uncertain--but now connected--future. The girls find that for all their differences, they share features and family traits. Acevedo's free verse poems for each girl share an easy cadence and thoughtfulness, yet each girl's perspective is clear: Camino is strong but fearful of the dangers that threaten her life and hopes; Yahaira's anger is palpable, but so is her tenderness and love for her girlfriend Dre. In a later section, the perspectives blend into each other as the girls meet, bond, and become true sisters. Memorable for its treatment of grief, depiction of family ties, and lyrical strength, expect a well-deserved high demand.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Acevedo's multi-award-winning The Poet X (2018) established her as a must-read author, and her many fans and admirers will be eager to read this."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "At nearly 17, Camino Rios lives in the Dominican Republic with her aunt, where she dreams of attending medical school at Columbia University, near her father, whom she only sees for a few months each year. Skilled chess player Yahaira Rios, 16, lives with her Dominican parents in New York City, next door to her girlfriend, Dre. When Yahaira's father leaves for his annual summer trip to the D.R., the plane crashes, leaving no survivors and upending the lives of Yahaira and his other daughter, Camino. In the months following the crash, the girls, previously unknown to each other, discover their sisterhood--and their father's double life--and must come to terms with difficult truths about their parents. Returning to verse, Acevedo subtly, skillfully uses language and rhythm to give voice to the sisters' grief, anger, and uncertainty; Camino's introspective openness; and Yahaira's tendency toward order and leadership. Raw and emotional, Acevedo's exploration of loss packs an effective double punch, unraveling the aftermath of losing a parent alongside the realities of familial inheritance. Ages 14--up. Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary. (May)■"
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Additional Information
Subjects catreq 01/03/22 6n
Publisher 2020
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Marte, Melania-Luisa, narrator
Notes Read by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte.
Compact discs-MP3 format.
Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781094156965.
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