A Long Walk to Water: Plot Timeline

Timeline created by Ben Spellman
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva was in school when him and his class heard gunshots.The teacher told them to get out and into the brush.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva ran away from his village and joined a big group. He found some people from his village but then they were taken to a rebel camp. They are separated into men and women kids elders. Salva goes to sleep,when he wakes up no one is there.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva was wondering why the group had left him.He left the barn and saw an old woman who was from his tribe on her porch.He stayed in her barn for 4 days and then she told him that she was leaving because the pond was drying up.She said Salva shouldn't go with her.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva joined another group of DInka and walked with them.They were joined by a couple more tribes when a kid Salva's age found honey.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva and everyone ate everything in the bee hive but they all got stung badly.Salva made a new friend,Marial.He is the same age as Salva.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva and his uncle reunited.The main conflict is that Marial died.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    The main conflict of this chapter is Salva and the group made it to the Nile River but now the had to cross it.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva made it to an island in the middle of the Nile River where there were many fisherman who gave his group food and water but once they went to sleep for the night there were hundreds of mosquitoes.
  • Southern Sudan. Salva

    Salva shows perseverance when he reaches the refugee camp.
  • Itang refugee camp,Ethiopia Salva

    Salva finds that his mother is not at the refugee camp and accepts that his whole family is dead. Salva's life has definitely changed because he is more independent.
  • Six years later

    The refugee camp is closing but not just his,all of them. His life has changed because he has adjusted to the camp and is around 17 years old.
  • Nairobi, Kenya-Rochester,New York, Salva

    In this chapter Salva shows perseverance by getting to America. He took three airplanes to get there. Also once he got there he needed to put on many layers of clothes to get through the cold.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya has to walk eight hours a day to get water for her and her family.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    She got a thorn stuck in her foot.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya got to the river,she filled her bucket and started her trek home.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya just got back from getting water she is going again with her little sister.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya moves to a camp because the dry season has started.She has to dig in clay and mud to find water.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya is at the other camp getting water. The main conflict was that Nya's dad and brother went hunting but her mom was really worried. There were no new characters.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    The main conflict of this chapter is that Akeer has has gotten sick.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Akeer was sick from the water but went to a doctor and was cured.But the doctor told Nya,her mom,and Akeer that they need to boil the water before they drink it.But there wouldn't be enough water.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya finds it hard to believe that water will be in the middle of the trees because she knows the place really well and the only water source was the pond.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya's "red giraffe" was a large drill.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    They started drilling the hole in Nya's village but the bag they used to store the water they needed kept springing leaks.The crew was getting discouraged at the bag but the boss kept them working.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    The drilling went on for three days until some of the workers started shouting.A group formed around the hole.A giant stream of water shot up and drenched two of the workers who were operating the drill.But when everyone was cheering Nya noticed the water wasn't clean, it was full of dirt and mud.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Some of the little boys in the village wanted to drink the water but couldn't. Even tho they found water they have to still put in pipes and pumps. Nya reluctantly went to the pond to get water.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Men in the village are clearing more land to build something.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    Nya's father and more men were building a school for the children in the village.
  • Southern Sudan. Nya

    The well is finally finished and it is cool clear clean water instead of the warm brown muddy water from the pond.Nya is drinking her water when Dep tells her that the work manager was Dinka.She went and thanked him and we found out that he was Salva.Also that bringing water to villages in South Sudan was Salva's Project.
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    Ethiopia-Sudan-Kenya Salva

    Some challenges that Salva faced were strong water currents,alligators,soldiers,and being the leader of the group of boys.The soldiers chased all of the refugees into the river currents and the alligators,1000 people died then.He was the leader of the boys and they traveled through Ethiopia to Sudan and finally ended up in Kenya.
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    Ifo refugee camp,Kenya Salva

    Salva has had major character development. When we first started the the book he was very dependent on his family and others. Once he joins the walking group he became a bit more independent. But now he is the leader of his group,but he is facing a bigger challenge,he was going to America.
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    Rochester,New York

    Character vs. Society, Salva is having a hard time adjusting to American life and now is finding out his dad is in a recovery clinic.
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    Sudan and Rochester,New York,Salva

    Salva has finally found his dad and went to visit him in South Sudan.While he was there his father told him that everyone thought he was dead but his father never lost hope.His dad had worms in his stomach from years drinking bad water.He also found that his mother and only one of his brothers survived the war.Ariik and Kuol had died but ring survived.Salva has started a project about something in South Sudan also.