A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

Author home page

BOOK WINK trailer and site

Salva Dut’s organization–Based in ROCHESTER:

Do you want to run with us to raise money for water in Africa? The Ugandan Water Project is a great organization that helps many.

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On April 20th, 2013, I will be participating in a 5K fundraiser. Would you consider joining me and some of my students?

5K Run site.

If you’re looking for a powerful movie on about the Lost Boys of Sudan, what they went through (briefly), and how they came to America, this is a GREAT movie.

God Grew Tired of Us Movie Poster

Dinka Tribe forehead markings:

Dinka woman with traditional facial scars

Nuer tribe markings:


60 Minutes features the Lost Boys:

Here is the full documentary on the Lost Boys– God Grew Tired of Us:

18 thoughts on “A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

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  2. um mr etkin sorry to ask but whats the webpage that i can print another one or theose uganda sign up sheets to pay money (it would be easyier if i could get a link) but i dont need one please

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  4. well we should be fundraising more for south sudan right? so i mean yes we should really fundraise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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