Queen Bee Book Hive: Clap When You Land
Hornets’ Nest Council is proud to announce the next Queen Bee Book Club read for older girls: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. Girls will read and discuss the book over the course of 6 weeks. Please note that sensitive topics will be covered, and parents must sign a sensitive issues permission form in order to participate. GSHNC staff will lead discussions over Zoom - this is a virtual program.
Thanks to a generous grant, GSHNC will provide a copy of the book to all registered attendees. Girls will receive the book in the mail prior to the start of the program.
This is a 6 week program. Please plan to attend all sessions:
Wednesday 10/6 at 6:30pm
Wednesday 10/13 at 6:30pm
Wednesday 10/20 at 6:30pm
Wednesday 10/27 at 6:30pm
Wednesday 11/3 at 6:30pm
Wednesday 11/10 at 6:30pm
In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
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.