Two girls, unknown to each other and separated by distance and family secrets, discover one another through a shared tragedy.  In Clap When You Land, 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.

Join Elizabeth Acevedo, the author of this semester’s MIT Reads selection, in dialog with MIT student moderator Nailah J. Smith.

In-person audience members are invited to stay for a post-event talkback session (no separate registration required.) A virtual small group discussion on April 26, 5-6pm, is open to all.

This event is free and open to all, but you must pre-register for either in person or virtual option.  In person-attendees: MIT CovidPass or Tim Tickets are required, and all participants are required to follow all MIT COVID safety protocols.

Your participation makes this program better.  Please contact MIT Reads if you require an accommodation in order to join us.

Clap When You Land was chosen by the MIT LibrariesGlobal Languages, and Women’s and Gender Studies.  Additional program sponsors are the Committee on Race and Diversity, the Latino Employee Resource GroupHermanas Unidas, and My Sister’s Keeper.