My Brother Sam is Dead
published in 1974
2 Awards


Appropriate age:
Young Adult (age 15-18)
Reading level:
Grade 6
Genre: Fiction
Cultures: Americas, United States
Subjects: Colonial, Death, Family, History, Siblings, War, Social Issues


The classic story of one family torn apart by the Revolutionary War All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam's smart and brave -- and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British -- including Tim and Sam's father. With the war soon raging, Tim know he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats... and between his brother and his father.