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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mike Grosso  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Grosso lives in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mike Grosso is a musician and a fourth-grade teacher who always keeps a guitar in his classroom. His father gave him his first lesson, and his mom taught him how to keep a steady rhythm. Mike continues to write and record music. I AM DRUMS is his first novel.


'I Am Drums ' ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

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I am drums /
ISBN: 0544707109. OCLC Number: 932050683

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"A single-minded twelve-year-old drummer, challenged by her school's budget cuts and her family's financial woes, must find a way to keep her dreams of drumming alive"--