Publication Date: November 15, 2010
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 720L
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 2011 Jane Addams Children's Book Award (NY) * 2012 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (ND)
Number of Pages: 133 pages
Approximate Word Count: 39,040 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 36 minutes reading A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
Book Themes: Survival, Family and Community, War and Society, Perseverance, Courage, Helping Others
Genre: Fictional Autobiography
Setting: Sudan in 2008-09 and in the 1980s and continues into the 2000s
One step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through.
First Line: Going was easy.
Point of View: Third-Person (Omniscient)
*Estimate from Reading Length