Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mike Grosso  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

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

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Grosso will do Author Talks and Writing Workshops. He also offers free 20 minute Skype visits, but availability for these is limited so get in touch with him as soon as possible if you're interested in that. Email him at [] to get the conversation started on availability and fees.

Selected Titles At Your Library

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"--

ISBN: 1328900134. OCLC Number: 1080245632