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My Brother Sam Is Dead

by Collier & Collier  |  Grades 5-8  |  Lexile 770

Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother Christopher Collier, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults.

The American Revolutionary War was a war with no clearcut loyalties--dividing families, friends and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut. Over the course of the war, Tim learns that life teaches some bitter lessons and does not guarantee clear answers.

My Brother Sam Is Dead is a stirring, probing tale full of action and suspense.

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