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.
Paperback, 128 pages.
|Reading Level||RL: 5.3; Guided reading level: T; Lexile level: 900L|
|Author Name||William H. Armstrong|
|Format||Children's Books & Literature|
|Theme||Family & Home|
|Catalog||Drug Prevention & Health Education
Classroom Resources Grades 3-8
Common Core K-12