A Long Walk to Water

Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 10+
it is level t in raz kids it is cool to learn about
age 12+

Great message, has some violence

I love the book. It’s a quick read and has a great message of preserving and not giving up even when things seem pretty hopeless. I would suggest that although some younger kids could handle the violent death of the friend, shooting of the uncle, death of strangers in the desert, army running thousands into the crocodile infested river and shooting them, I think most younger than 12 or 13 would struggle with those things.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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