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About The Author

Linda Sue Park


Linda was born in Illinois. She has been reading and writing since she ws little. Her first publication was a haiku in a children's magazine when she was 9 years old. "I received one dollar for it! I gave the check to my dad for Christmas, and he framed it and hung it over his desk." (brainyquote). After High school, she went to Standford University and majored English. She also received degree's in London and Dublin. It wasn't until the 90's until she discovered she wanted to write children's books. (Scholastics)

About The Book, "A Long Walk To Water"

The book was published in 2010, and is written for older children, and young adults, and tells 2 separate stories which are brought together in the final chapter. The first story is about Nya, an 11 year old girl living in southern Sudan who must take two long walks to fetch water for her family each day. The 2nd and main story is based in true life experiences of Salva Dut, who was forced to flee the war in southern Sudan at age 11. He spends many years as a refugee before returning to southern Sudan to drill wells which bring water to remote villages (bookrags).

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Why You Should Read!!

The book, "A Long Walk To Water" is a highly suggested book for many reasons; it's expresses the struggles and conflicts of living in southern Sudan currently, and during war. Nya's half of the story expresses what it's like to live in Sudan in 2008, and how it has changed since Salva was 11. Salva's part describes what he had to go through when he was living in Sudan in 1986, and how he grew. This book also features interesting adventures, dramatic cliffhangers, and inspirational moments. It'll keep you on the edge if your seat till the end. "Nya could see the questions in her mother's face every morning: Would they be lucky again? Or was it their turn to lose someone?"(bookrags) That quote was a very dramatic cliffhanger and also very inspirational. The last quote is very inspirational, β€œOne step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through.”(goodreads)

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