Salva and Nya have difficult paths to walk in life. Nya's life in 2008 revolves around water. She spends eight hours a day walking to and from a pond.Salva's journey, based on a true story, begins in 1985 with an explosion. The boy's small village in Sudan erupts into chaos while the 11-year-old is in school, and the teacher tells the children to run away. Salva leaves his family and all that is familiar and begins to walk. Sometimes he walks alone and sometimes there are others. They are walking toward a refugee camp in Ethiopia. It's hard to imagine walking for days, let alone a year and a half to find refuge. And the hardships he endures along the way seem impossible to overcome. Yet he manages to keep going, one day at a time. I
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If you loved Bridge to Terabithia, you will adore this story about foster kid Gilly, who has spent years trying to make herself as unlovable as possible in hopes of being reunited with her birth mother. But when she is placed with the Trotter family, their unconditional love and acceptance teach her a little something about the true meaning of "family."
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