I know some of you were hoping I would have kept up with reading a book a day for Banned Books Week, but I just couldn’t do that with My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln and Christopher Collier because of my busy schedule.
I really enjoyed the book. Using a boy as the main character, the Colliers are able to explore the complexities of the American Revolution in a small New England town. As well as providing a look at life in colonial America, the book shows the bad side of war and contains a few graphic descriptions of people dying. Those passages contribute to its controversial nature. It also has children disobeying their parents and religious overtones. The plot near the end of the book takes an unexpected turn, adding another layer to the tale.
Unfortunately, I will not have time to read another book during this year’s commemoration. Please go read some challenged and controversial literature for me.