A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapters 1 – 3

• A Long Walk to Water is a novel for older children and young adults written by Newbery Medal winning author Linda Sue Park.

• The novel is based on a true story and follows two storylines, both of which start out in Southern Sudan.

• Chapter1 begins in Southern Sudan in 2008.

• Going to fetch water is easier for 11-year-old Nya than coming back is; the walk will take her half the morning.

• The narrative next transitions to Southern Sudan in 1985, as 11-year-old Salva Dut sits in a classroom pretending to pay attention to his teacher, but letting his mind wander.

• Suddenly, Salva hears the sound of gunfire from outside and the teacher shouts for everyone to get down as the gunfire continues.

• Salva does not know much about the war that started two years before; he only knows that rebels from the south, where he lives, are fighting against...

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