Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

Written by Linda Sue Park and Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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.

An afterword discusses the process of providing clean water in South Sudan to reduce waterborne illness.

Age Range 4 - 8 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Clarion Books
Grade Level Pre-K - 3rd
Lexile AD530L