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Sounder is a book by William H. Armstrong, which won the Newbery medal in 1970, and in 1972 was made into a film. It tells the story of an African-American sharecropper family in Louisiana in the 1930s who must struggle when the father is sent to prison. The film stars Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal and Eric Hooks.

The movie was written by Lonne Elder III and directed by Martin Ritt.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Winfield), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Cicely Tyson), Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Sounder was followed in 1976 by a sequel, Sounder, Part 2.

See also

Sounder ISBN 0064400204

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