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“Park employs well-chosen details and a highly atmospheric setting to underscore both children’s struggles to survive” –Publishers Weekly

A Long Walk to Water

Written by Linda Sue Park
Published by Clarion Books

Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. She walks eight hours every day. Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a “lost boy” refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. Two young people…two stories. One country: Sudan. This mesmerizing dual narrative follows two threads–one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985 with one hopeful message: that even in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.

Primary ISBN: 9780547251271

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Chapter Book, Age 09 or older

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Setting: Sudan

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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