Based on a true story, A Long Walk to Water is a New York Times bestseller that has become a must-read for many schools and educators. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park tells the narratives of a boy and a girl growing up in Sudan more than two decades apart from one another. While their ages and origins may be similar, there storyline is anything but.
Nya’s story centers around her journey to the pond each day in 2008 to fetch water. The young girl has to walk two hours just to reach the pond and then carry the water back. To make matters worse, Nya has to make this trip twice a day. For Salva, who lives in Sudan in 1985, he doesn’t have the pleasure of walking to get water. Instead, Salva is a “lost boy” who has to walk the entire continent of Africa in the hopes of finding his family and a new home. Though the endless traveling is difficult in itself, he also has to deal with armed rebels and other attackers like vicious lions and crocodiles. Despite the difference in time periods, the two protagonists’ stories end up crossing, creating a beautiful and intertwined story.
The social awareness and historical focus, combined with the young protagonists, make this the perfect book for middle school students, or readers with a 10 to 12-year-old reading level. Order this education book in bulk for your next community reading program, literary event or class curriculum. BookPal, the leading distributor of books in bulk, makes purchasing classroom book sets easy by providing highly discounted, wholesale pricing on orders of 25 copies or more. We also offer an extensive catalog of other class novel sets, paperbacks in bulk and bargain books. Place an order online or speak with one of our friendly customer service associates today!
Author: Linda Sue Park
The book, A Long Walk to Water : Based on a True Story [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780547577319 in Paperback by Park, Linda Sue may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.