Sounder by William. H. Armstrong, TK2371, 3rd Scholastic paperback printing, 1973, 116 pages. Illustrated with photos from the Twentieth Century Fox movie.
DESCRIPTION: William H. Armstrong stated in his author’s note that this story is the true story of a black man who attended his white man’s church.
“The boy can’t blot out the terrible events…his father seized and taken away by the sheriff’s men…and Sounder, racing after them, struck down by a shotgun blast…
The boy reaches for the lantern on the cabin wall. ‘I got to look for Sounder,’ he tells his mother. ‘I just got to know if he’s alive.'” (from the back cover)