A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South.
About the Author
Armstrong grew up in Lexington, VA. He was a graduate from Hampden-Sydney College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. He teaches history at the Kent School in Kent, CT.
Barkley was born in New York City, where he attended the School of Visual Arts and later taught at the Parsons School of Design.
William H. Armstrong grew up in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. He taught ancient history and study techniques at the Kent School for fifty-two years. Author of more than a dozen books for adults and children, he won the John Newbery Medal for Sounder in 1970 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1986.