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Life is hard for the three Stone children. The death of their mother has left them bereft and grieving. Their father tries hard to make things better, but he is busy trying to keep their farm going. Even the land around them seems to have betrayed them: It is so barren that it is known as sour land.

Then Moses Waters comes to teach at the black school at Cedar Corners. Moses can hear things no one else can, like the sound of the grass and the earth humming together. More than anyone else, he seems to have a special understanding of the Stone family. Only Moses can help them out of their grief.

But a sour land grows sour people. There are some folks in town who don't approve of the friendship between the white Stone family and the new black teacher. And it looks like they will go to dangerous lengths to stop it.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064400749
Author:
Armstrong, William H.
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Armstrong, William Howard
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Race problems
Subject:
Race relations -- Fiction.
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Edition Number:
1st Trophy ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Harper Trophy Books Paperback
Publication Date:
19760518
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.59x5.10x.33 in. .17 lbs.
Age Level:
12-UP

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