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Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

Written by Linda Sue Park & illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Published by Clarion Books
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In this picture book companion to the bestseller A Long Walk to Water, a young South Sudanese girl goes on a journey that requires determination, persistence, and compassion. Young Nya takes little sister Akeer along on the two-hour walk to fetch water for the family. But Akeer becomes too ill to walk, and Nya faces the impossible: her sister and the full water vessel together are too heavy to carry. As she struggles, she discovers that if she manages to take one step, then another, she can reach home and Mama’s care. Bold, impressionistic paintings by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brian Pinkney evoke the dry, barren landscape and the tenderness between the two sisters. An afterword discusses the process of providing clean water in South Sudan, reducing waterborne illness.

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Book Topics › South Sudan
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Book Topics › African Americans
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Who Wrote Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

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Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and the New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water, among many other acclaimed books. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her at www.lspark.com.

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Who Illustrated Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

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Brian Pinkney

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781328781338
Publication Date:
September 3, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
132878133X

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