A Long Walk To Water
"Young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax" (Booklist, starred review) .
"Tragic and harrowing" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Linda Sue Parks, a world renowned author has yet again made a truly deep and tragic book .
"A Long Walk to Water" is a novel by Linda Sue Park. Published in 2010, the novel is written for older children and young adults and tells two separate stories which are brought together in the final chapter. The first story is about Nya, an eleven-year-old girl living in Southern Sudan who must make two long walks to fetch water for her family each day. The second - and main - story is based on the true life experiences of Salva Dut, who is forced to flee the war in Southern Sudan when he is eleven years old, and spends many years as a refugee before returning to Southern Sudan to drill wells which bring water to remote villages" (bookrags.com).
If you are looking for a truly inspiring book than A Long Walk To Water is for you!!
About the author:
"Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960, and grew up outside Chicago. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old, and her favorite thing to do as a child was read" (Lindasueparks.com).
Life in Sudan.