A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water is a narrative of two different people, one occurring in 2008 and another occurring in 1985. This book written by Linda Sue Park is based on a true story. How will these two stories connect? 

From the moment I began reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. The stories were so mesmerizing and intense, they made you want to keep reading. The main character in the story, Salva grows up with a beautiful and supportive family until one day everything changes. Nya spends each day walking to a water source getting clean water for her family.

This story is about war, friendship, loss, bravery, and dedication. 

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

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Discussion Guide

This middle-grade book is ideal for both home libraries and school libraries. Check out this free discussion guide available here.

There are many opportunities for learning throughout this book. The narrative of two different people and situations can lead to a discussion about what makes them similar versus different. Discuss the various emotions of Salva and how his determination leads him to become a leader.

To learn more about the book, watch the video below.

Learn about Salva’s Story and Water for South Sudan

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