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Youth Reading Circle: Sounder (Registration Deadline)

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

For kids ages 8-12!

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

Registration deadline: July 17 (two weeks before the event). Please register at norfolkartscenter.org, before the event. Free books will be given to the first 10 kids who register. You will be notified when your  free book is ready for pick up at the Norfolk Arts Center. Others may be able to check out the book from the Norfolk Public Library.

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.

The movie Sounder will  be livestreamed at the library using the Norfolk Public Library’s subscription to KANOPY.


July 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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Norfolk Arts Center
North 5th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701 United States
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