I Am Drums by Mike GrossoI Am Drums by Mike Grosso

I Am Drums

byMike Grosso

Hardcover | September 6, 2016

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"This book is the song of my middle-school heart."-Michelle Schusterman, author of the I Heart Band! series
Sam knows she wants to be a drummer. But she doesn't know how to afford a drum kit, or why budget cuts end her school's music program, or why her parents argue so much, or even how to explain her dream to other people.
&nbsp &nbsp &nbspBut drums sound all the time in Sam's head, and she'd do just about anything to play them out loud-even lie to her family if she has to. Will the cost of chasing her dream be too high?&nbsp
&nbsp &nbsp &nbspAn exciting new voice in contemporary middle grade, Mike Grosso creates a determined heroine readers will identify with and cheer for.
Mike Grosso is a musician and a schoolteacher who keeps a guitar in his classroom. He lives with his wife and son in Oak Park, Illinois. This is his first novel. Visit his website at www.mikegrossoauthor.com .  
Title:I Am DrumsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544707109

ISBN - 13:9780544707108


Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Am Drums I loved how pro-active Sam is, she totally goes after what she wants, but she isn’t overly perfect either, she makes mistakes that come back to bite her, I just really enjoyed her story. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-28

Editorial Reviews

Readers will cheer for spunky Sam? " -Booklist "An appealing, goodhearted story for all young people yearning to march to the beat of their own drums. " -Horn Book "This is a worthy and entertaining read about how talent develops and what the potential consequences of pursuing it are: drumroll, please, for a fine homage to spirited single-mindedness." -Kirkus "A great read for middle graders with their own obsessions and dreams." -School Library Journal "Sweet and humorous with a main character you will root for like crazy."-Randy Ribay, author of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes "