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Book Rave: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

 

Water. Something so simple, so overlooked… and yet, so necessary for survival.

Follow two children through the burning heat and bitter tragedy of Ethiopia’s history.

As we are entering the season where we take time to count all the things we are thankful for, the journey recounted in its pages  is especially poignant.

This story is about the ties that bind us all together;  human determination, love, and survival. The narrative weaves back and forth between the lives of two children, Salva, an 11 year old boy in 1980s  and Nya, a young girl living in the 2000s. A string of calamity and war brings us full circle, leaving you not only with a greater sense of awareness, but also a feeling of hope and purpose.

I highly recommend this book, it can be appreciated by readers of almost any age.

A slight caution for parents of young readers, there are some violent scenes that may be disturbing to sensitive children.

That said, those same scenes can start many interesting and needed discussions.

 

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About goatgirlbookworm

My name is Toni Cross, and I was raised on a farm in the far north of the United States. I love to read and write and I hope to use those hobbies in a greater way in the days to come. One of my passions is using whatever influence I have to make a difference in the world.

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