A Long Walk to Water Discussion Questions

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A Long Walk to Water

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A Long Walk to Water Discussion Questions

1. The author combines two parallel plots that only connect at the end. How do they connect? What does that connection demonstrate?

2. What is the significance of Uncle Jewiir? What part does he play in Salva’s life?

3. Though the travelers never encounter the war itself, they are constantly running from it. What does it symbolize?

4. Of the two parallel plots, one is much more detailed and longer than the other. Why is that?

5. Does knowing that Salva is a real person and his story true add depth to the story? In what way?

6. In what ways does Salva’s foster family help him get a foothold…

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