I Am Drums

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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.
     But 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? 
     An exciting new voice in contemporary middle grade, Mike Grosso creates a determined heroine readers will identify with and cheer for.
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About the author

Mike Grosso is a middle school teacher and a musician. His first novel is I Am Drums, and he lives in the Chicago area. www.mikegrossoauthor.com

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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Sep 6, 2016
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780544707368
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Marriage & Divorce
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Juvenile Fiction / School & Education
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