A long walk to water : based on a true story
Source:Clarion Books, Boston ; New York, p.121 (2010)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3566 .A6739 L66 2010
Keywords:1974- --Juvenile fiction, 1983-2005--Juvenile fiction, Blacks--Sudan--Fiction, Dut, Dut, Salva, 1974- --Fiction, Refugees--Fiction, Refugees--Sudan--Juvenile fiction, Salva, Sudan--History--Civil War, Sudan--History--Civil War, 1983-2005--Fiction, Survival--Fiction, Water--Fiction, Water--Juvenile fiction
Summary: When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
Lexile measure 720; Book level 5; Ages 9-14