*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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