Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. She walks eight hours every day. Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a "lost boy" refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. Two young people; two stories; one country: Sudan. This mesmerizing dual narrative follows two threads — one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985 — with one hopeful message that even in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.
From Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, an emotional novel based on a true story, in which stories of the boy from 1985 and the girl from 2008 meet in an unexpected way.
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"There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But [this] spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension...Young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax." — Booklist