Hardcover – 1969
by William Armstrong
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grades: 5 and up
During the nineteenth century South, an African-American boy and his poor family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food and 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 faithful to help the family he loves as hard times bear down on them.