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|Nya's Long Walk: A Step At A Time|
Author: Park, Linda Sue
In this picture book based on A Long Walk To Water, a young South Sudanese girl goes on a journey that requires determination, persistence, and compassion.
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2019 It’s a typical day for Nya and her little sister, Akeer, as they walk half a morning to get water from the water hole. When Akeer suddenly lacks her usual spunk, dragging her feet and complaining of being tired, Nya realizes that her sister is ill. One painful step at a time, Nya carries both Akeer and their water the long distance home. Newbery medalist Park returns to the theme of her acclaimed novel A Long Walk to Water (2010), bringing a tender sensibility to this blend of fiction and reality that brings home the visceral fragility of living without access to fresh, clean water. Pinkney’s impressionistic swirls add levity without compromising the gravity of lives like Nya’s. At the end, the tale shifts to an expository account of the work of Salva Dut, who heads the Water for South Sudan organization. Young readers will be moved to wonder more about waterborne illnesses, water scarcity, and Salva Dut’s work that has radically changed the lives of Sudanese girls and women. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.