A Long Walk to Water

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A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is a moving and hopeful tale based on a true story. Two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way. A Long Walk to Water is a fast, page-turning read; a great book for middle school and high school students and an important novel for young adults who enjoy learning about other world cultures

A NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller!

Suggested for ages 12 and up.

Paperback. 128 pages.