Reviewed by Melanie A. on July 12, 2012
"What was it Uncle had said during that first terrible day in the desert? Do you see that group of bushes? You need only to walk as far as those bushes…" Bit by bit Uncle Jewiir helps eleven year old Salva cross the Akobo Desert to escape the war in Sudan and seek shelter in an Ethiopian refugee camp. Surviving the challenges of his childhood, Salva grows into a strong and wise leader who creates a better future for many Sudanese villagers such as Nya, who’s routine is to walk eight hours a day to supply her family with water. This inspiring book is based on the true story of Salva Dut’s life.