A Long Walk to Water
[based on A True Story]Book Club Kit - 2010
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"Having read it for the first time in sixth grade, this book is one that has stuck with me for years. The struggles of people in the developing nations of Africa go from being an idea to being something in this beautiful book."Also available as an eBook, on audio CD, and as a book club ... Read More »
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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