A Long Walk to Water

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Paperback, 128 pages.
by Linda Sue Park
ISBN: 978-0547577319

Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. She walks eight hours every day. Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a "lost boy" refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. Two young people... two stories. One country: Sudan. This mezmerizing dual narrative follows two threads - one unfolding in  2008 and one in 1985 - with one hopeful message: that even in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.