What do you know about South Sudan? Our book is "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park. Fifth grade readers from Pinchbeck Elementary School in Henrico, Virginia consider things they take for granted: clean water from the tap and a guaranteed education. Our celebrity reader is one of the top African experts on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Karen Bass from California. Writer Linda Sue Park talks about writing fiction from fact. Kitty Felde is host.
Favorite Books from Pinchbeck Elementary:
Wish - Barbara O'Connor
Congressoman Karen Bass' Favorite Book:
Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Helene Cooper
Roosevelt Grady - Louisa B. Shotwell
I, Juan de Pareja: The Story of a Great Painter and the Slave He Helped Become a Great Artist - Elizabeth De Trevino
What Then, Raman? - Shirley Arora