Annotations for Sounder


Baker & Taylor
Angry and humiliated after his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young African-American boy grows in understanding by learning to read and in courage with the help of his devoted dog, Sounder. Read by Avery Brooks. Book available.

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Baker & Taylor
Angry and humiliated after his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young African-American boy is comforted by the companionship of the devoted dog, Sounder, and grows in courage and understanding by learning to read.

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HARPERCOLL

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.



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