Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True StoryA Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very moving story of a courageous and determined young man from Sudan. He is actually one of the "Lost Boys", who was forced to walk across Sudan into Ethiopia when soldiers attacked his village. After months in a refugee camp, the Ethiopians kicked them out, and he led a group of boys to Kenya. It's almost to difficult for us to comprehend the chaos going on in this part of the world, but through all of this, Salva never gives up hope of making a better life for himself. For some reason, he is chosen to come to America to live with an adoptive family in Rochester, N.Y. Not one to sit back,this special young man is determined to do some good back in Sudan.

A heart-lifting, remarkable story based on Salva's real life, this is an excellent introduction to help middle-schoolers understand some of the problems going on in parts of Africa, and how people can make a difference.

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