December 12, 2010

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

This trailer appeared in today's #tlchat Daily, and I have decided to purchase the book!

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story, by Linda Sue Park, is the hard-hitting story of two 11-year-olds in Sudan. We read about Salva, who was a Sudanese lost boy in 1985 (and is now a family friend of the author), and Nya in 2008, who collects water for her community.

Though A Long Walk to Water is too short to offer as an independent reading choice for our students in the context of our academic curriculum, this compelling story is sure to pull in some of our world-minded students.

Here's the author's description of the book, on her website.

Interesting note: The book originated as a Breakfast Serial.