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The Powerful Newbery Award-winning classic 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. The boy's life is changed forever when his father is caught stealing a ham to feed his starving family. His dog, Sounder, is wounded in the incident and waits faithfully for his master to come home. Read by Avery Brooks, this timeless and compelling parable will move listeners of all ages.
Publisher: Ringwood, Vic. : Puffin, 1969.
ISBN: 9780140305944


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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.

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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red_snake_421 Jul 13, 2012

red_snake_421 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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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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