A Long Walk to WaterBook Club Kit - 2010
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When Salva’s village gets invaded during the Sudanese Civil War, he loses his family in the chaos, while running for his life. Salva takes a long, dangerous journey through the Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya to find a safe haven.
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 19... Read More »
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A Long Walk to Water is a short novel by Linda Sue Park. It includes the true story of Salva Dut, a Sudanese Lost Boy, and the fictional story of Nya, a young village girl.
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