Salva is a boy who lives in Southern Sudan. Also this is taken place in 1985 and he is eleven years old. Right now he is in school.
One day Salva hears gun shot outside of his school. His teachers first tells the students to get down so they don't get shot. After that, he tells them to go outside and run to the bushes.
One day salva met a new friend named Mariel and he met him by stepping on Mariel's hand. they started to walk with the group side to side. But one day Mariel was gone in the night and people believe a lion took.
Salva and the large group that he is with are walking on the Akobo Desert for three days to get to Etheopia. On the first day of the trip, his nail comes off. On the third and the last day of the trip, uncle Jewiir died because two men.
Salva at this point is twenty-two and at this refugee camp that he is in. Also he learned how to speak a little bit of English at the camp. At this camp they started to put a list of people who would to live in America , at first Salva was disappointed that his name was not in the first list but after a few weeks another list was put on the wall and his name was on the list.
Once Salva saw his name on the list, he waited for six months so he could finally go to America. Salva was now twenty-two when he was going to travel to America. One he landed to America, he met his new family who gave new a home and new cloths.