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.


How would you react if you found out your father had another family and life completely apart from you?  This book follows 2 stepsisters as they deal with this situation.  They have led very different lives but they are similar in many ways. This is a great story of acceptance and love showing that it is important to give people a chance to show their personality rather than making assumptions of what they are like, what they have lived through and how they will react.