A Long Walk to Water

Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547532844
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The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

A Long Walk to Water

Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178607463X
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A beautiful and inspiring tale of conflict and survival that will inspire young readers and adults alike. In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people, like eleven-year-old Salva, caught in the middle. When Salva's village is attacked, he becomes one of the 'lost boys' of Sudan, traveling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a new life. Years later, a girl named Nya walks eight hours a day to fetch water for her family. The walk is gruelling, but there is unexpected hope, as Salva’s story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

The Long Walk

Author: Slavomir Rawicz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784717
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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD! The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners of war escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk—a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, and untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. Their march—over thousands of miles by foot—out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man’s desire to be free. Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the book inspired the Peter Wier film The Way Back. Previous editions have sold hundreds of thousands of copies; this edition includes an afterword written by the author shortly before his death, as well as the author's introduction to the book's Polish edition. Guaranteed to forever stay in the reader's mind, The Long Walk will remain a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the universal desire for freedom and dignity. Six-time Academy Award–nominee Peter Weir (Master and Commander, The Truman Show, and The Dead Poets Society) directed The Way Back, a much-anticipated film based on The Long Walk. Starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Ed Harris.

A Long Walk Home

Author: Judith Tebbutt
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057130303X
Format: PDF
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This is the story of how, over a period of one hundred and ninety-two days, I was torn away from the life I knew and loved, and dragged down to the depths of despair; of how I endured enforced isolation and near-starvation at the hands of Somali pirates; and of how I made a choice to survive by any and all means that I could muster. In September 2011 Judith Tebbutt and her husband David set out on an adventurous holiday to Kenya. A couple for thirty-three years, they had first met in Zambia: Africa had played a major part in their life together. After a joyous week on safari in the Masai Mara, they flew on to a beach resort forty kilometres south of Somalia. And there, in the early hours of 11 September, tragedy struck them. Judith was torn away from David by a band of armed pirates, dragged over sea and land to a village in the arid heart of lawless Somalia, and there held hostage in a squalid room, a ransom on her head. There, too, she learned the terrible truth that the responsibility of securing her release now rested with her son Ollie. But though she was isolated, intimidated and near-starved, Judith resolved to survive - walking endless circuits of her nine-foot prison, trying to make her captors see her as a human being, keeping her faith at all times in Ollie. Powerful, moving and at times quite devastating, this is Judith Tebbutt's story in her own words. It is a memoir of the life she shared with her beloved husband, an unflinching account of the ordeal that overturned her world, and a testament to the inner resilience and familial love that sustained her through captivity. There is nothing so bad in life as to have no hope - to believe you have been defeated, to give in to that. Now that I found myself in confinement, four thousand miles from home under a hostile sky, I would not accept that fate for myself.

Home

Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374299102
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Returning to Gilead to care for her dying father, Glory Boughton is joined by her long-absent brother, with whom she bonds throughout his struggles with alcoholism, unemployment, and their father's traditionalist values.

I Walk for Water

Author: Lindsey Andrews
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615496689
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Shortly after becoming a mother, Lindsey Andrews encountered a problem with childrens literature. While reading about rainbows and princesses was fun, Lindsey sought out literature that encouraged her children to engage their world, address social issues and help form solutions. After a trip to Ethiopia, she encountered a boy whose daily walk for water inspired Lindsey to tell her children, who were two and six at the time, about the global water crisis. They both were eager to help and through sponsorship and advocacy, this youg boy and his family now have access to clean water. The experience inspired "I Walk for Water," a children's book dedicated to those who daily trek to water and encourages the reader to help engage and bring change, with a portion of each book benefiting Water is Life, a non-profit nown internationally for its ability to provide life giving water solutions. Illustrated by Jerry Bennett, world renowned illustrator and scribble, "I Walk For Water" had a storyboard and went tonto print. Soon, "I Walk for Water" will become a documentary. Written, directed and filmed by the gorgeously talented, Lauren Selmon Roberts of "Rainbow Town" documentary fame. The film is tentatively scheduled to release in 2012.

Listening for Lions

Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975850
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Historical fiction with a wicked twist. Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918. This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit-filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.

The Water Princess

Author: Susan Verde
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181611
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Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own. Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, acclaimed author Susan Verde and award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water. From the Hardcover edition.

Seesaw Girl

Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547391687
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Jade never ventures beyond the walls of her family's Inner Court; in seventeenth-century Korea, a girl of good family does not leave home until she marries. She is enthralled by her older brother's stories about trips to the market and to the ancestral grave sites in the mountains, about reading and painting, about his conversations with their father about business and politics and adventures only boys can have. Jade accepts her destiny, and yet she is endlessly curious about what lies beyond the walls. A lively story with a vividly realized historical setting, "Seesaw Girl" recounts Jade Blossom's daring attempts to enlarge her world.