If your school is interested in learning more about A Long Walk to Water, she strongly recommends a skype or a visit from author/illustrator Jim Averbeck. Jim knows all about Salva's story because he illustrated the original version, which appeared as a newspaper serial. He's also written and illustrated several other wonderful books.
For the first few weeks, we met at bars halfway between our apartments. I’d walk him back to his neighborhood across town just to have 20 more minutes around him, then walk a full 40 minutes back to my place. Our first non-bar date was at a movie theater. My hand brushed against his after the lights went out, and I held it until the film was over. It was the simplest thing – who doesn’t do that at 16? – but it was brand-new to me. There was no better feeling in the world.
The Long Walk Home Movie Review (1991) | Roger Ebert