Sounder

ISBN-10: 0064400204
ISBN-13: 9780064400206
Edition: 1969 (Reprint)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 1969
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/24/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198

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 father is a sharecropper, struggling to feed his family in hard times. Night after night, he and his great coon dog, Sounder, return to the cabin empty-handed. Then, one morning, almost like a miracle, a sweet-smelling ham is cooking in the family's kitchen. At last the family will have a good meal. But that night, an angry sheriff and his deputies come, and the boy's life will never be the same. 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)

William H. Armstrong grew up in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. He taught ancient history and study techniques at the Kent School for fifty-two years. Author of more than a dozen books for adults and children, he won the John Newbery Medal for Sounder in 1970 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1986.

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