Sounder

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 12+
Sounder is a young adult novel published in 1969. It is the story of an African-American boy living with his impoverished family. Although the family's food difficulties increase after the father goes to jail for stealing ham, the boy still wants to be educated.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love stories of African-American experience

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