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The stunning New York Times bestselling novel from the 2019 Carnegie Medal winning, Waterstones Book Prize shortlisted author of THE POET X. 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Winner of CLAP WHEN YOU LAND. 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. In a dual narrative novel in verse that brims with both grief and love, award-winning and bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
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Eloquent, moving and suspenseful * The Sunday Times, Book of the Week * An impressive and moving read * The Irish Times * Transporting and powerful. * Guardian * [An] unforgettable portrait of grief, loss and forgiveness * Observer * Memorable for its treatment of grief, depiction of family ties, and lyrical strength, * The Booklist * This story is blessed with...divinely piercing language throughout... Overflowing with truths of the heart...I can't praise this highly enough * LoveReading4Kids * A simultaneously heart-breaking and heartening novel * Culturefly * A powerfully tender story about cultural identity, family secrets and sisterhood - I adored Acevedo's pitch perfect poetic prise - what a treat! * Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha and the Spirit Bird * This exceptionally talented writer portrays the grief and aspirations of two very different girls with great empathy and insight. * The Observer *
Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times bestselling and 2019 Carnegie Medal winning author of THE POET X. She is also the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children's Fiction and the Pura Belpre Award for a work that best affirms the Latinx cultural 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 partner.