A Long Walk to Water

By Linda Sue Park

The Book

Looking for a good read? Tired of hearing boring old fairy tales? Try A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park. ALWTW is about the stories of two eleven year olds, Nya and Salva, that both live in the nation of Sudan. Nya's story is set in 2008, while Salva's story is set 1985. Nya has to walk 8 hours a day to help provide water for her family. Salva's story is about him having to walk many miles to find a safe haven from hostile rebel forces. The book will send you on an emotional roller coaster and will definitely keep you from putting it down.

The Author

Linda Sue Park has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her first published work was a haiku written when she was only 9 years old. The daughter of Korean immigrants, Linda was born on March 25, 1960, in Urbana, Illinois. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in English. She has 2 children. She currently lives in New York and loves to read, cook, and do crossword puzzles. (2) Her advice to young writers? READ! (3)

Other Books

Linda has written several books including the 2002 Newberry Award winning, A Single Shard. Other titles in her catalog include Click, Project Mulberry, Seesaw Girl, Keeping Score, and The Kite Fighters. (2)