My Brother Sam Is Dead

February 13, 2018

8th grade students read a historical novel entitled MY BROTHER SAM IS DEAD by James and Christopher Collier.

It's about the Meeker family who live in Connecticut and the setting is during the American Revolutionary War. The authors do a splendid job of showing the readers how heart-wrenching it is when your family is divided by war.  

The older son enlisted with the Patriots and his family has always been loyal to the King of England.

The younger son is conflicted between being loyal to his family or to his older brother, whom he has always admired.

Even though the title tells you what's going to happen, the novel is a page-turner because you just don't know when or how this tragedy will occur.