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. Winner, 1970 Newbery Medal Notable Children's Books of 1940- 1970 (ALA) 1970 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) "Best of the Best" Children's Books 1966- 1978 (SLJ) Outstanding Children's Books of 1969 (NYT) Best for Young Readers (NYTBR) 1970 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Children's Books of 1969 (Library of Congress) Children's Books of the Year (CSA) Some Select Children's Books of 1969 (Publishers Weekly) Notable Books for the Portrayal of the Black in Children's Literature (Top of the News) Mark Twain Award (Missouri) 1973 Nene Award (Hawaii) 1975 Sue Hefley Children's Book Award (Louisiana)
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Set in the 19th-century American South, this is the story a poor African-American sharecropping family, their faithful dog, Sounder, and the eldest boy's efforts to learn how to read and help his mother to support the family after his father is arrested for stealing a ham. When Sounder chases after the Sheriff's deputies he is shot and he crawls away, seemingly to die. For weeks the boy thinks that he has lost both his father and his dog, but then Sounder comes back, lame and missing an ear. The boy continues to search for his father, until a few years later the father returns home, disabled from a quarry accident. Reunited at last, the father and Sounder go on one final hunting trip together . . .About the Author:
William H. Armstrong (1911 - 1999) was an American children's author and educator, best known for his 1969 novel Sounder, which won the Newbery Medal.
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