Drum Roll, Please

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$17.99  $16.73
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5.8 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Lisa Jenn Bigelow grew up in Kalamazoo and still considers the Mitten State home. Lisa's young adult novel, Starting from Here, was named a Rainbow List Top Ten Book by the American Library Association. Drum Roll, Please is her middle grade debut. When she isn't writing, she serves as a youth librarian in the Chicago suburbs. Visit her online at www.lisajennbigelow.com.

"Drum Roll, Please is a perfect middle-grade love story. Bigelow artfully captures the complexity of middle-school relationships and, with a gentle hand, delivers a mighty message to turn up the volume on your inner drumbeat." -- Ami Polonsky, author of Gracefully Grayson and Threads

★ "Fun and substantial, readable and empowering, this is a master class in balancing real issues with a light-hearted tone. Bigelow's compassionate take on the topics of family, friendship, and first romance hits all the right notes. A perfect summer read for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer Holm." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

★ "In a story about growing pains, turning points, and self-discovery, Bigelow shows a clear understanding of young adolescent emotions. Melly's responses to situations are authentic, especially the excitement and confusion she feels when she is attracted to another female camper. Bigelow has a graceful and genuine touch." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Melly is a memorable, relatable character, and Bigelow tells her funny, heartfelt story with a lively blend of emotional moments. Readers looking for an entertaining camp story, as well as fans of Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl or the Lumberjanes series, will get a kick out of this empowering book." -- ALA Booklist

"Melly is a complex blend of anger, curiosity, and creativity, appealingly laying her emotions bare for readers. Fresh and exhilarating, a welcome addition to the growing middle-grade genre of girls who like girls." -- Kirkus Reviews