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Hawley Public Library J PAR (Text) 33500011177094 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J PAR (Text) 33500010788081 Main Checked out 02/26/2020

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  • ISBN: 0547251270
  • ISBN: 9780547251271
  • ISBN: 9780547577319
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2009.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 September #1
    "*Starred Review* After 11-year-old Salva's school in Sudan is attacked by brutal rebel soldiers in 1985, he describes several terrifying years on the run in visceral detail: "The rain, the mad current, the bullets, the crocodiles, the welter of arms and legs, the screams, the blood." Finally, he makes it to refugee camps in Ethiopia and then Kenya, where he is one of 3,000 young men chosen to go to America. After he is adopted by a family in Rochester, New York, he is reunited with the Sudanese family that he left behind. There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But Newbery Award–winning Park's spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. In chapters that alternate with Salva's story, Nya, a young Sudanese girl in 2008, talks about daily life, in which she walks eight hours to fetch water for her family. Then, a miracle happens: Salva returns home to help his people and builds a well, making fresh water available for the community and freeing Nya to go to school. The switching viewpoints may initially disorient some, but young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax of the former refugee who makes a difference with the necessities that we all take for granted. Teachers may want to point out the allusion to Nelson Mandela's A Long Walk to Freedom (1995) echoed in this moving book's title." Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Linda Sue Park received the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard. In addition to novels, she has written picture books and poetry for young readers. Before turning to children&;s books, she worked as a journalist, a food critic, and a teacher of English as a second language. She lives with her family in Rochester, New York.

Subject: Dut, Salva 1974- Juvenile fiction
Dut, Salva 1974- Fiction
Refugees Fiction
Survival Fiction
Water Fiction
Blacks Sudan Fiction
Sudan History Civil War, 1983-2005 Fiction
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