By the end of the year, one student became particularly interested in water access in Africa and recommended to Mrs. Wagoner that every 6th-grade student should read the book A Long Walk to Water the following school year.  Mrs. Wagoner agreed and implemented this book as a grade-level text at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  This book follows two main characters as they overcome fleeing civil wars and minimal freshwater access to eventually, years later, building a fresh drinking well in their home city in Sudan, Africa.  After reading the book, all 6th-grade students had an opportunity to watch a globally streamed webinar by the author, Linda Sue Park, and one of the main characters, Salva.  Woods Charter School got a “shout out” during the webinar, and our school’s question was answered live during the webinar!   
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