The book of the month is ‘A Long Walk to Water’ by Linda Sue Park.
A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan 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.
We meet one Wednesday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30pm to discuss the book selected. Candy and thought-provoking conversation will be served. All interested tweens are welcome. (Not young adults, not children — hence, TWEENagers in grades 5-7 or ages 10+.) Please ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk.
Register once and we’ll keep your name on until June. Non-resident friends are welcome.