Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Elizabeth Acevedo_Recommended Summer Reading List 2020_Seg #4

About the book–Sixteen-year-old Camino Rios lives for the summer—especially the first week of June—when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land—like clockwork, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…
Roughly 1,500 miles away, in New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, which is no big deal at first, because a girl who “meets expectations” and never causes trouble doesn’t flinch when she’s summoned. But, when she meets her “Ms. Universe perfect” mother with her hair in rollers waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash, her entire world changes.