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My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
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Dec 04, 2007

bookshelves: historical-fiction, chapter
Read in September, 2007

Written by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, published by Scholastic, 2005.

Summary: A tale about two brothers during the American Revolution and a family torn apart by war. Sam, the eldest brother, joins the Rebel forces to fight for an independent nation although his family are British loyalists. Tim, the younger brother, looks up to Sam but is torn between the ideal of his brother and those of his father.

Response: Wow! Such a gripping tale of the struggle just in one family over the birth of our nation. This would be perfect for a fifth grade book, in Spokane School District American History is part of the fifth grade curriculum. This book would be good as a read aloud or a lit circle book.

Possible Units: American History.

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