My Brother Sam Is Dead

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My Brother Sam Is Dead
My Brother Sam Is Dead cover.jpg
AuthorJames Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
CountryUnited States
GenreHistorical fiction
Publication date
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages218 pg.

My Brother Sam Is Dead (1974) is a young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier. The book realistically depicts what happened in the American Revolution.


It is a Newbery Honor book that was also named an ALA Notable Children's Book and nominated for a National Book Award in 1975. The ALA reports that My Brother Sam is Dead was the twelfth most frequently challenged book in the period from 1990 to 2000,[1] and the 27th most challenged book from 2000 to 2009.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The song 'Sam Is Dead' by Tyler, The Creator and Domo Genesis (of Odd Future) is titled after the novel.


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