Friends! The time is here to announce Tay’s Book Club pick for the month of August!
Tay’s Book Club is my online book club where we read great books and meet new bookish friends! I’m so glad you’re here! I cannot wait to announce our August book.
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Our pick for August 2020 is Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo.
I read The Poet X by Elizabeth a few years ago and I can’t wait to read Clap When You Land with you in August! This book is completely told in verse and I’ve heard only great things about it!
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About 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.
Papi’s death uncovers all the painful truths he kept hidden, and the love he divided across an ocean. And now, Camino and Yahaira are both left to grapple with what this new sister means to them, and what it will now take to keep their dreams alive.
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.
Grab a copy of Clap When You Land
I’m a huge fan and advocate for the library, so be sure to check your library first or on Overdrive or Libby to read a digital copy for free!
I’ve got a physical copy from the library and the audiobook that I might switch between!