“People who use language well have all kinds of advantages in life; it enhances their lives and their relationships with other people. And you don’t learn how to use your language by watching television, you learn to use it by reading books!”—James Lincoln Collier
James Lincoln Collier’s My Brother Sam Is Dead is a Newbery Honor Book. His honors also include an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and two NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Books in the Field of Social Studies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Accomplished author James Lincoln Collier comes from a family filled with writers and teachers. His father wrote children’s books and several... Read More
Young Daniel Arabus and his mother are slaves in the house of Captain Ivers of Stratford, Connecticut. By law they should be free, since Daniel's father fought in the Revolutionary army and earned enough in soldiers' notes to buy his family's freedom.
But now Daniel's father is dead, and Mrs. Ivers has... Read More
Johnny made a promise to his father, who was wounded fighting for the South. He promised to take care of the family and not run off to fight. Without Pa, Johnny’s family can barely scrape by. But when there’s an offer to take his mules and wagon on a bold mission... Read More