Why Should you Read Linda Sue Park's Books?
Mrs. Parks was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960. Her parents were Korean and has been writing stories and poems since she was four. Her fist thing that she published was a haiku in a children's magazine when she was nine years old, it goes like this:
In the green forest
A sparkling, bright blue pond hides.
And animals drink.
—Trailblazer magazine, Winter 1969
When She was older, she went to Stanford University and graduated with a degree in English. Then she took a job as a public-relations writer for a major oil company. It wasn't the kind of writing she wanted to do but it did teach her to present her work professionally. After two years, Linda Sue Park left her job and moved to Dublin and meet an Irishman and they fell in love. She then studied literature, moved to London, worked for an advertising agency, married that Irishman, had a baby, taught English as a second language to college students, worked as a food journalist, and had another baby. Isn't that a crazy life. Then she moved back to the U.S. and not until 1997 she started making books (Linda Sue Park. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Nov. 2014. <http://www.lindasuepark.com/bio/biography.html>.).
Now since you know Mrs. Park better we will talk about why you should read her books. The book A long Walk to Water is actually based off a real person named Salva. When Salva was young there was a war between the Northern and the Southern Sudan and Salva was separated from his family. He told his story to Mrs. Park and she wanted to write a story about it. Also in the book a girl named Nya who isn't based off a real person but is realistic fiction. This girl story begins in 2008 and lives with a family but they are going through hard times. The tribes are have in war and the drought season is coming so they had to move and a lot more things hard things that they are going through. This book is very interesting in many ways and has a lot of twist and turns.
Reading these books will be fun and exciting. If you read her books with out a doubt you will fall I love with them and will keep wanting more. And then you will be thanking me for convincing you to read them.
By Antonia Kallas
Linda Sue Park. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Nov. 2014. <http://www.lindasuepark.com/bio/biography.html>.