Book - Sounder
This powerful Newbery-winning classic, written by William H Armstrong, tells the story of the great coon dog, Sounder, and his family. Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. This middle grade novel is a landmark in children's literature and an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6.
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.