What is the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park about?

What is the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park about?

A Long Walk to Water is based on the true story of Salva, one of some 3,800 Sudanese “Lost Boys” airlifted to the United States beginning in the mid 1990s. Before leaving Africa, Salva’s life is one of harrowing tragedy.

Is Nya a real person in A Long Walk to Water?

Nya is not a real person. She is a fictional representation of many children who live in South Sudan. If she were a real person, she would be very happy to know that you have read about her and are interested in her story!

How old is Salva in A Long Walk to Water now?

22 years old
Ifo refugee camp, Kenya, 1992-1996: Salva is now 22 years old and has been in Kenyan refugee camps for 5 years. Some of the people at the camps were families, but most were orphaned boys and young men.

How long does it take to read A Long Walk to Water?

The average reader will spend 2 hours and 8 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).

How old is Linda Sue Park?

62 years (March 25, 1960)Linda Sue Park / Age

Does Nya go to school?

Nya knows little of life beyond her village, or beyond the lake camp, or beyond what she experiences on her walks to water. She does not go to school, but she is a keen observer of life around her. She appreciates the life she finds at the pond but cannot linger to relish it.

Is Linda Sue Park married?

Ben DobbinLinda Sue Park / Spouse (m. 1984)

Where is Linda Sue Park now?

western New York
Linda Sue grew up outside Chicago, and has lived in California, France, Ireland, England, and Brooklyn. She now lives in western New York. In her former life, she was a food columnist and a teacher of English as a Second Language.

What tribe is Nya in?

Nuer tribe
It blends the true story of Salva Dut whose story is based in 1985, a part of the Dinka tribe and a Sudanese Lost Boy, and the fictional story of Nya whose story is based in 2008, a young village girl that was a part of the Nuer tribe.

How old is Linda Sue?

What nationality is Linda Sue Park?

AmericanLinda Sue Park / Nationality
Biography. Linda Sue Park, Korean American author of children’s fiction, has been an avid reader and writer her entire life. In fact, she began poetry and story writing before kindergarten – at the age of four.

Is Marial a girl in a long walk to water?

A young boy, Marial is Salva Dut’s only friend early on in the refugee crisis, who mysteriously disappears, possibly because he’s eaten by a lion.

How old was NYA in the beginning of the book *?

In 2008, when her story begins, Nya is an eleven-year-old girl in Southern Sudan. Her family relies on her to fetch water from a pond several hours away from their village, twice every day.

What is Nya’s sister name?

Akeer. Nya’s five-year-old sister whom Nya teaches to fetch water.