Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

Book review by Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media
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Touching tale explores perseverance, clean water access.

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I wouldn't get it for my high-empathy granddaughter

Having been a child with excessive empathy, I am concerned that my sensitive granddaughter would feel distressed and helpless by this book. On the other hand, it has received excellent reviews in the press and was voted one of the best children's books of 2019. On the third hand, it is a public relations piece for a charity about which I know nothing. While in the Peace Corps, our son got cisterns built to help children in Guatemala get access to clean water, so it's an important problem, but I'd want to be sure my money went to a charity that isn't skimming money from the people we want to help. It's not as hopeful as I would like it to be. I would have preferred a more empowering story--for example about helping build a cistern. Or about the fun of learning about health--the Peace Corps members created a lot of fun activities to teach about brushing teeth, spreading germs, and so on.

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