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I Am Drums

Mike Grosso


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"A heartwarming contemporary middle-grade novel that will resonate with an entire generation of young readers with dreams of music in a rough economy."
While other kids dream about cars, sports, and fashion, all eleven-year-old Samantha Morris dreams about is playing the drums. But it's hard to make her dreams come true when her parents are against it, she bangs on dictionaries because she can't afford a real kit, and her middle school is cutting its music program.
Sam's only hope to accomplish her dream is to find a private music teacher and pay for lessons herself -- even if it means borrowing the family lawn mower without permission to make the money. But when one of her friends tells her she's the worst percussionist in the band, she starts to wonder if she's got what it takes. If Sam wants to become a real drummer, she must also overcome her own doubts if she wants to succeed.

Egmontusa, 9781606846407, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

About the Author

Mike Grosso is a writer, teacher, and musician from Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives with his wife and son. He grew up in a musical family. He hopes to one day get out of his apartment and into a house where he can finally have a drum set without driving his neighbors insane.

Mike continues to write and record music on a more casual basis, and performs on occasion in an Americana musical trio with his parents. He always keeps a guitar in his fourth grade classroom, and encourages his students to study music whenever the opportunity presents itself.

"I Am Drums" is his first book. The author lives in Oak Park, IL.