This powerful Newbery-winning classic tells the story of the great coon dog Sounder and his family.
An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day.
When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down.
This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind a family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face in the nineteenth-century deep South.
Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder, even as they read through tears at times.
|Grouped Work ID||c8544ea2-a77f-8781-5c35-9ce885f5d60b|
|Grouping Author||armstrong william h|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-05 04:16:55AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-09-21 04:30:15AM|
|author||Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1914-1999.|
|author_display||Armstrong, William H|
Main Childrens - J
Main Childrens Audiobook J
Southside Childrens - J
Southside Childrens Audiobooks J
|display_description||A young Negro boy learns the pain of humiliation and anger when his father is given an unjust jail sentence for stealing a ham from a white man. Learning to read and to discover that things do not die but become part of other things brings the youngster new hope.|
CD - Spoken
CD spoken Fiction Armstrong, W
Fiction Armstrong, W
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
African Americans -- Fiction
Dogs -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Poverty -- Fiction
Sounder [sound recording] / William H. Armstrong
Sounder, by William H. Armstrong. Illus. by James Barkley