A Long Walk to Water

Eleven-year old Salva Dut’s world is torn apart when rebels invade his village in South Sudan in 1985. Fleeing from the fighting and separated from his family, Salva endures starvation, dehydration and incarceration in refugee camps before immigrating to the United States in 1996. One of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan, Salva’s story illustrates the resiliency of the human spirit.

Nya is a young girl in contemporary South Sudan. Her day, EVERY day, is spent walking to a muddy pond to get drinking water. No schools or hospitals or vegetable markets nearby – rival tribes fight over access to water.

Read A Long Walk to Water and find out how Salva and Nya’s lives intertwine!

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categories:             Teen             Fiction             Realistic Fiction

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One thought on “A Long Walk to Water

  1. I read this book for a class I took last summer and when I finished I couldn’t stop thinking about it. A very profound and moving story…

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