Navigator Heritage Series: Sounder Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Topics such as death, tragedy, and racism are explored in Sounder, a Newbery Medal Winner. Follow the story of an African-American sharecropping family living in the South during the late nineteenth century. The family has fallen on hard times, and the father goes out hunting every night with Sounder, a coon dog whose voice rings like music through the valley. One day the father is taken to jail and the boy’s life changes forever. During the course of the novel, Sounder and his new master, the boy, develop a close friendship and admiration for each other.