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Youth Reading Circle: Sounder (Book Discussion)

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

Read the classic Newberry Award-winning novel “Sounder” by William H. Armstrong, discuss it with your friends, and then watch the movie together!

Registration: July 17 (two weeks before event) at www.norfolkartscenter.org

Pick up your copy of the book at Norfolk Public Library July 24 (one week before event)

Book discussion on July 31 at 10 a.m.

Film screening on July 31 at 4 a.m.

Synopsis: Set in the Deep South, this book tells the story of the great coon dog, Sounder, and the poor sharecroppers who own him. During the difficult years of 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 determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down on them. “Sounder” shows the courage, love, and faith that bind an African-American family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face.



July 31
10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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Norfolk Arts Center
North 5th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701 United States
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