A long walk to water: a novel

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The New York Times bestseller 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 tocontact 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.

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ISBN:
9780547251271
9781936223299
9780547577319
9780547532844
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 5, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
720L
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Grouping Title long walk to water
Grouping Author park linda sue
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display_description 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 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
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subject_facet Blacks -- Sudan -- Juvenile fiction, Dut, Salva, -- 1974- -- Juvenile fiction, Refugees -- Juvenile fiction, Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Juvenile fiction, Survival -- Juvenile fiction, Water -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A long walk to water : a novel
title_full A Long Walk To Water, A Long Walk to Water, A long walk to water : a novel / by Linda Sue Park
title_short A long walk to water :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Blacks, Dut, Salva, Historical Fiction, History, Refugees, Survival, Water, Young Adult Fiction