*Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

Nya faces tough choices when her little sister falls ill near the remote water hole.

Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Clarion 2019, 32 pages.

Reading Level: Picture book, ages 4-8

Recommended for: ages 4-8

What do you do when the little sister who accompanies you all the way to the remote water hole falls ill and cannot make it home? You make hard choices and set small goals. There’s a lot packed into this simple, poignant tale, both a lovely accompaniment to A Long Walk to Water and a solid stand-alone picture book. A story of building character, compassion, and hope. Highly recommended.

This title is recommended in the Truth and Story post.

Overall rating: 5 (out of 5)

  • Worldview/moral value: 5
  • Artistic/literary value: 5

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Megan is Associate Editor for Redeemed Reader who loves nothing more than helping readers (and non-readers) find books which are not only a good fit for them, but also combine Truth and Story. She has never regretted reading all those fairy tales in childhood, even though she didn’t realize at the time how much they matter to real life. She is the founder of Literaritea Press and plans to publish her first picture book soon. Megan lives with her husband and five boys in Virginia where she enjoys knitting, playing with words, and mountain views.

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