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Book Recommendation: 'A Long Walk to Water' by Linda Sue Park

Updated: May 2

A Long Walk to Water (2010) by Linda Sue Park is a novel based on the true story of Salva Dut, a Sudanese “Lost Boy” who fled his war-torn country as a child. The book intertwines Salva's journey in 1985 with the story of Nya, a young girl in 2008, both struggling to survive and find clean water. It is a powerful and inspiring tale of resilience, hope, and the unbreakable human spirit.


A fast, page-turning read. A great book for high school students and an important novel for young adults who enjoy learning about other world cultures." — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)



Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park discusses the true story behind her new book, A Long Walk to Water, a compelling novel that traces the stories of two young people over a generation in Sudan.






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