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Sounder

by Armstrong, William H. 1914-1999,

Format: Print Book 1969
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
Available (11)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j Fic Armstron
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Armstron
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Armstron
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room NEWBERY j FIC ARM
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  NEWBERY j FIC ARM
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Fiction J F ARMSTRON 1969 CRAFTON 7/16
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Fiction
 
Call Number  J F ARMSTRON 1969 CRAFTON 7/16
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Fiction J FIC ARM
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juv Fiction
 
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y Armstrong
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Teen Books
 
Call Number  Y Armstrong
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Armstrong
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  Armstrong
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC ARMSTRONG
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC ARMSTRONG
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC ARMSTRONG
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv Fic Arm
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
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Summary

This powerful Newbery-winning classic tells the story of the great coon dog Sounder and his family.

An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day.

When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down.

This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind a family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face in the nineteenth-century deep South.

Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder, even as they read through tears at times.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Simply written, Armstrong's story deals with injustice, tragedy, and pain when a poor, black sharecropper is arrested for stealing food for his starving family. Set in the South during the late nineteenth century, this novel is hopeful and inspiring as the family endures the hardships of poverty and prejudice."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Poverty -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins Publishers,1969
Contributors Barkley, James illustrator.
Language English
Awards Newbery Medal, 1970
Description 116 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780060201432
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