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A Long Walk To Water

A Long Walk To Water


Book Overview: A Long Walk To Water

Cherished by millions of readers, this #1 New York Times bestselling novel is a powerful tale of perseverance and hope. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park interweaves the stories of two Sudanese children who overcome mortal dangers to improve their lives and the lives of others.

A Long Walk to Water begins as 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. Includes an afterword by author Linda Sue Park and the real-life Salva Dut, on whom the novel is based, and who went on to found Water for South Sudan.

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Publication Date2011
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Linda Sue Park is an accomplished American author, recognized for writing young adult fiction and children's literature that often explores her Korean heritage. Born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1960, she showed early passion for literature which led her to earn a degree in English from Stanford University. Before becoming a full-time writer, Park had various roles, including public relations writer and an English teacher. Her first book "Seesaw Girl" was published in 1999. However, she gained significant recognition in 2002 when she received the prestigious Newbery Medal for her novel "A Single Shard," a story set in 12th-century Korea. Some of her other popular works include "Project Mulberry," "When My Name Was Keoko," and the "Wing & Claw" trilogy. Apart from writing, Park is also an advocate for diversity in literature and an engaging speaker, visiting schools and libraries to encourage reading and writing.


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