A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story - Study Guide Chapters One - Three Summary & Analysis

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"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. The main story starts in 1985 and is about a boy named Salva Dut, who is forced to flee from the war ravaging the countryside near his village. The second story takes place in 2008 - 2009 and follows a young Sudanese girl named Nya who must make two long trips every day to the nearest pond to get water for her family.

Chapter One. Southern Sudan, 2008. Going to fetch water is easier for eleven-year-old Nya than coming back is. Going she must deal with the heat and the thorns, but the plastic container is empty and light. The walk will...

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