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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Hot Key Books
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication date: 5 May 2020
ISBN: 9781471409127

The stunning new novel in verse from the 2019 Carnegie Medal winning author of THE POET X Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic.

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
3 May 2020

"Eloquent, moving and suspenseful"

Eloquent, moving and suspenseful, with a sprinkling of Spanish, this tale of two girls in different worlds explores grief, belonging and sexual threat, and celebrates all kinds of love.


4 stars out of 5

"a moving story of different lives inextricably intertwined"

When Camino hears that her father’s flight has gone down en route to the Dominican Republic, neither she nor Yahaira expect to discover that they are sisters. In her trademark taut, intensely evocative poetry, Carnegie-winning Acevedo tells a moving story of different lives inextricably intertwined, and of grief, bitterness and renewal, in a new verse novel that is as transporting and powerful as The Poet X.