By William H. Armstrong / Harpercollins Publishing
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. Recommended for age 10 and up. The 1970 Newbery Medal winner.
Sounder Study Guide
By Charlotte Jaffe / Educational Impressions
Literature in Teaching study guide for grades 4 to 9 for Sounder take students on a chapter-by-chapter journey through the exciting world of great literature! Each guide includes a story summary, about the author, cooperative learning projects, vocabulary skills, chapter-by-chapter critical thinking questions, creative thinking activities and a glossary of literary terms. Four or five literary devices and skills are spotlighted in each guide. They include plot, setting, point of view, irony, tone, figures of speech, foreshadowing, symbolism, flashback, cause versus effect, fact versus opinion, main idea, theme, interpretation, and mood. Recommended for ages 10 to 18.