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Park, Linda Sue.
New York : Clarion Books, 2010
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
ISBN 0547251270
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Sudan is a war-torn African country whose citizens endure many struggles, including finding water and finding peace.  Told in alternating voices, A Long Walk to Water is the story of two young people struggling for daily survival in Sudan.  Nya lives in modern-day Sudan, and for seven months of every year, she spends the entire day, every day, making two trips to the nearest pond to bring water back to her family in a large container that she balances on her head.  Salva’s story starts in the mid 1980’s, when war broke out in Sudan and his village was attacked.  Will he ever find his family again and how far does he have to walk to find safety?  This book is based on true events and real people.  Read A Long Walk toWater to discover that even a little hope can help overcome the most difficult struggles in life.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Dut, Salva, 1974- -- Fiction.
                        Refugees -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.
                        Water -- Fiction.
                        Blacks -- Fiction.
                        Sudan -- Fiction.

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