Linda Sue Park Essays

  • A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park

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    People in Southern Sudan have dirty water, wild animals, the many wars and a lot more hardships they need to face. In the book “A long walk to water” by: Linda Sue Park, is a book that takes place in Southern Sudan and features all the hardships Salva and Nya had to face while living there such as wild animals, wars, fights through tribes, lack of water and food. Hardships Salva faced in Southern Sudan are lack of water/ food, the wild animals, and the fighting/ war. One of the hardships Salva

  • A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park

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    In the book “A Long Walk to Water,” by Linda Sue Park, there are two stories that take place in Southern Sudan. Both stories overlap each other at the end. One of the stories is a fictional story and takes place in 2008 with a character named Nya. The other story is the true story of a boy named Salva and it takes place in 1980. Nya’s and Salva’s story both have social and cultural issues that they must face. One of the main cultural issue is the fact that there is no water anywhere near them. With

  • The Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park

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    In south sudan a civil war broke out that shut down refugee camps killed thousands and one of them killed by being tied to a tree and shot. The main character in the long walk to water by Linda Sue Park is a young boy named salva. Salva is a young boy that gets separated from his family and is picked at random to go start a life in the U.S. in his journey for safety he crosses through lion country, fast rivers, and the Akobo desert all with only the support of his uncle. Salva manages to overcome

  • A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park

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    Challenges could be very hard to overcome if you don't have to right motivations. A Long Walk to Water is a half nonfiction and half historical fiction novel written by Linda Sue Park. The book is about a boy named Salva living in Southern Sudan. A war breaks out forcing him to flee Sudan. During his Journey, He meet friends who help him tremendously. He walks for several years and has been faced with many challenges just trying to survive. In the memuair, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up

  • A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park

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    In the historical fiction novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, a boy named Salva escaped from his village after the rebels attacked. Before the rebels took over Salva’s village he went to school everyday. Each day after school his mother would always be waiting for him at home with a bowl of warm milk. In the historical fiction novel The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, a girl named Parvana lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the Taliban rule. Before the Taliban took over Parvana’s town, it

  • Summary Of A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Parks

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    In Linda Sue Parks A Long Walk to Water is set in Southern Sudan and it is about a girl, Nya who has to walk eighth hours every day to fetch water for her family. Nyas village builds a well so they can have clean water. This well makes it so that all the children may go to school, even the girls because they no longer have to fetch water. Nya meets Salva, the man that made it all happen. This story is also about a boy named Salva who walks a large journey fleeing from war after he has lost his family

  • Character Analysis: A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Parks

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    animals, Living in America and getting used to the changes, and the hardships of traveling through deserts and to refugee camps. Salva Dut definitely proved that he was a survivor. This Paper is from the book “A long Walk to Water” written by Linda Sue Parks. The main character Salva Dut, who was eleven year old boy when the war was brought to him. Living in his home village of Loun-Ariik he had to escape out into the wild or “run into the bushes” as his teacher told him during one fateful school

  • Quitting In A Long Walk To Water Quotes

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    perseverance and hope.” Said Salva Dut, the founder of water for South Sudan, Inc. In a long walk to water by Linda Sue Park there is a true story about a man named Salva Dut. Linda Sue Park used onomatopoeia and personification In the beginning of this book, 11 year old Salva Dut was in school when his village was attacked by rebels. The craft move Linda Sue Park used was onomatopoeia. Linda wrote in the story “crack, pop, pop” (pg. 5) this craft move shows what a gun sounded like for Salva when he

  • The Theme Of Quitting In A Long Walk To Water

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    Linda Sue Park created the theme of “Never give up on your goals,” through conflict and setting. Linda Sue Park developed the theme of “Never give up on your goals” through conflict. Nya never gave up when a thorn broke off in the middle of her heel while finding water. For example “A big thorn broke off

  • Character Analysis: A Long Walk To Water

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    In the book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, Salva learns it is okay to rely on others for help. This essay view’s on how Salva was able to make it through the desert, despite all the difficulties, using motivating words from his uncle. “He had to slow down, and for the first time on the long journey, he had began to lag behind the group.” (Linda Sue Park,53) At this point in the walk through the Akobo Desert Salva was behind the group thirsty, injured, and tired, not sure if he could keep

  • Long Walk To Water Quotes

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    According to Vincent Van Gogh, a world famous Dutch post impressionist painter, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” In A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park, this quote is connected to the main character, Salva, because he had to take small steps in order to accomplish his overall goal. The most important event in the novel that goes along with the theme is when Salva stubs his toe on a rock, causing his toe nail to come off. This goes with the

  • Salva In Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk To Water

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    In the book A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park, describes the story of Salva Dut ages 11 to 28. Salva is a real man who did actually survive the long and brutal journey. Salva and thousands of other young men and boys must escape the Second Sudanese Civil War. The Lost Boys are what they are being called. The Lost Boys are forced to flee their families and friends. They must be hardworking, use perseverance, and befriend people in order to survive in all the commotion of the war.

  • Character Analysis: A Long Walk To Water

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    grief of losing your entire family, best friend, and watching your uncle die in front of your eyes, or living through a genocide that killed 2 million people. Now imagine doing that before you were even 13 years old. In A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, the book follows 11 year-old Salva trying to escape war in his home of southern Sudan. He tries to escape The Sudanese Civil War to Ethiopia first, and then to Kenya. During A Long Walk to Water, Salva faces and overcomes many hardships like

  • A Long Walk To Water Essay

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    Salva runs from the sound of gunshots... In the book, A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park, Salva Dut was introduced at eleven in 1985. Salva, forced to embark on a dangerous journey as a refugee, leaves his home and family behind in search of safety. Despite the danger, Salva was determined to continue his quest for security, relying on his resilience and hope to carry him through. As he runs away, he lacks water and shelter and depends on his life skills to get by. War occurs in South Sudan

  • Character Analysis: A Long Walk To Water

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    In the book, “A Long Walk to Water,” by Linda Sue Park, the thing that affects the characters the most is their culture. In this book, Nya has to walk to the pond and back every day to get water for her family. Eventually, her village has a well dug by people from another tribe, the project being led by Salva. First, the way people are raised by their parents heavily affects who they are in the future. “Salva had three brothers and two sisters. As each boy reached the age of about ten

  • A Long Walk To Water Quotes

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    Sacrificing something is really hard to do. What if you had to sacrifice your family, food and water. Some people would say “How would you Survive.” In the novel A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park a young boy named Salva Dut had to flee his home in South Sudan because of war. Salva has no food, water and doesn't have his family. Salva grows from a confused and scared person to a confident person and a leader. In the beginning of the book Salva is Confused.Once Salva realized that the soldiers

  • Character Analysis: A Long Walk To Water

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    While most children would give up in the face of daunting circumstances, one 11-year- old boy confronted them non-stop and heroically. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park chronicles the journey of Salva Dut, one of thousands of the Lost Boys of Sudan. The Lost Boys fled from their homes because of the Second Sudanese Civil War during the 1980s. To be safe from the dangerous war, they migrated through different countries. Salva’s factual story shows how he survived his journey across Africa to

  • A Long Walk To Water Quotes

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    There are so many countries in the world that face many hardships. In the book “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park, a character faces many obstacles while living in Southern Sudan. These hardships include family loss, water issues, and ongoing war. Salva faced a lot of hardships, but family loss sticks out because he is only eleven and he has never been without them for a period of time like this. For example, A Long Walk to Water states, “As Salva walked, the same thoughts kept going through

  • A Long Walk To Water Protect You Quotes

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    Shanzhen Yang Mr. Allan English 6 Period 4 March 30, 2023 Family Will Protect You In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, Salva Dut is a young Sudanese boy who is a refugee trying to seek protection during a war by going to refugee camps. When he is on his way to the refugee camp in Ethiopia, he meets up with his uncle. The theme of the book is that family will protect you

  • Long Walk To Water Analysis

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    The book “Long Walk to Water” is very interesting in place. So here's my essay on Long Walk to Water. In the book “Long Walk to Water”, by Linda Sue Park, the place they were in was in war. “There are two tribes “Dinka and Nuer” were rivals, they hated each other.” The reason they hated each other is because, a person from a tribe killed a person from the other tribe. “There was a real war during Salva’s time too.” The war was in both of the stories of the book. They didn’t have any water. “Nya