Sounder

Sounder

Book - 1969
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Baker & Taylor
A young boy's world is shattered when his father, a poor Black share-cropper, is jailed for stealing food for his family

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A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South.



Baker
& Taylor

Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, [1969]
ISBN: 9780060201449
0060201444
Branch Call Number: j AWARD Fiction Arm
Characteristics: 116 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Barkley, James

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jdavidson64050
Mar 23, 2017

This could have been a true life experience and not just for an African-American family. I love anything to do with Black History even fiction. I can see people living this same way. But what a way to grow up for a young black boy surviving with his dog as his best friend.

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miso0928
Dec 08, 2015

I am really excited to read all about it, my friend introduced me to this book and she said that it is an awesome book.

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lms May 08, 2008

"Angry and humiliated when his father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read with the help of his devoted dog Sounder." (Novelist Review)

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