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A Long Walk to Water Lesson Plan

Introduction to A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water is a New York Times bestselling book by famous children's book author Linda Sue Park. The book, published in 2010, interweaves the real-life story of Salva Dut with the fictional story of Nya, a girl living in 2008-2009 Sudan.

Set in the midst of the Second Sudanese Civil War, Park recounts how Salva was forced from his happy home in the village of Loun-Ariik after an attack on his village by North-Sudanese forces. Salva then goes on a twenty-year journey across villages, deserts, and rivers, in and out of refugee camps, to safety America, and finally back to Sudan to help his people. Simultaneously, Park tells the fictional story of Nya, a representative of the...

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