Clap When You Land
Camino Rios lives for the summers, when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this year, 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.
JLG Release: Jul 2020
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High-Interest High Plus
Grades 10 & Up
Awards & Honors
Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor Book
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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School Library Journal
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape
Death, Fathers and daughters, Secrets, Sisters, Dominican Americans, Dominican Republic, New York City,