Running water can be taken for granted in privileged societies, but not in a land where bullets fall more than rain.
The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Young Readers program’s selection this week is Newbery Award-winning author Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water. The book is based on the life narrative of Salva Dut, who went from being a child refugee in Sudan to becoming a living inspiration.
The novel, published in 2010, will be discussed at 4:15 p.m. today in the Alumni Hall Ballroom. Conservationists Jane Conroe and Deb Naybor, from the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, will educate the young readers on water, and show them how some women and children carry water in African nations.