Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Review: "A Long Walk to Water"

I love a good book. This one is a can't miss. I came across this book during a literacy conference and boy am I glad I eavesdropped... yes, I just admitted to it. Face it, we all do it- don't deny it!
   This book is found in the juvenile section, however, the topic is HEAVY. It's a book that tells the tale of Salva, one of the lost boys of the Sudan. This is his tumultuous journey to a new life in America. His isn't the only story portrayed in the book though. Linda Sue Park is telling 2 stories in 1 with this short novel. Nya is  a sweet girl in Aftica who walks for hours each day to get water for her family. The two tales come together in a beautiful ending that offers hope and encouragement, as well as a desire to help, in the end.
Image from: Readerkidz
   For avid readers, this will take just a few short hours out of your day, but you will be so thankful you took the time to read it.

No comments:

Post a Comment