May 22, 2020
Genre/Categories: YA contemporary fiction, novel in free verse, family secrets, siblings, grief, diversity
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Papi and his two families…
Papi spends summers in the Dominican Republic with his daughter, Camino, and her aunt who is Camino’s guardian since Camino’s mother died. Papi spends the remainder of the year in New York City with his wife and daughter, Yahaira. Camino and Yahaira do not know about each other and they both love their Papi. One day, Papi’s plane crashes as he’s on his way to the Dominican Republic and the girls find out about each other. Should they get acquainted? Should they even meet? Can they become true sisters? Can the families forgive Papi and embrace new family members?
In case you might want to know, Acevedo always includes LGBTQ representation in her stories.