Sounder

William H. Armstrong (Author) James Barkley (Illustrator)
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Description

A timeless classic and winner of The John Newbery Medal, Sounder is a novel of courage and love that bind a black family together despite the extreme prejudice and inhumanity the family faces in the Deep South."The writing is simple, timeless and extraordinarily moving. An outstanding book." "--Commonweal"

Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
December 30, 2019
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.3 X 7.4 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780064400206

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About the Author

William H. Armstrong grew up in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. He taught ancient history and study techniques at the Kent School for fifty-two years. Author of more than a dozen books for adults and children, he won the John Newbery Medal for Sounder in 1970 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1986.

Reviews

"A rarely beautiful, understated novel about a black share-cropper and his family in the 19th-century American South. An extraordinarily sensitive book." -- "School Library Journal""The power of the writing lies in its combination of subtlety and strength." -- "H.""The writing is simple, timeless and extraordinarily moving. An outstanding book."-- "Commonweal