|Sounder (1969) [Novel]|
by William H. Armstrong
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(From the publisher):
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.
Original title: Sounder
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Coming of Age