Banned or Challenged Books, Grades 5–8

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My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier


My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier is the story of a family torn apart by the Revolutionary War. This Newbery Honor book was one of the 100 most frequently challenged books of the 1990s and 2000s. My Brother Sam is Dead was challenged in 2009 by a parent in Muscogee County, Georgia, who objected to profanity in it.

Activity: Supplement the novel My Brother Sam is Dead with these enrichment activities. Teaching resources include comprehension tests, project ideas, and cross-curricular activities.

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