Mike Grosso DRUMS Up State Reading Award


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Congratulations are in order for Mike Grosso, whose debut, I AM DRUMS, is an Illinois Reads selection for 2017!

I AM DRUMS is a contemporary middle grade novel that tells the story of twelve-year-old Sam, whose dreams of becoming a drummer come up against hard economic realities. This is the first state award for the book, and we hope it will be the first of many.

Read more about the book that Horn Book called a “pitch-perfect depiction of a preteen” here.