Hazel's Theory of Evolution

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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 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.


"This vivid first-person narrative revolves around the well-drawn main character. Bigelow portrays many characters with empathy and skill. A heartfelt novel of family, friends, and change." -- ALA Booklist (starred review)

"Warm and memorable." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Bigelow celebrates intersectional diversity with her cast of well-drawn characters. Through a relatable first-person narrative, she also addresses universal conflicts adolescents face while paying tribute to their individuality." -- Publishers Weekly

"Readers will find [Hazel's] sensitive, reflective nature heartening." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Drum Roll, Please: "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

"Both fun and substantial, readable and empowering, this novel is a master class in balancing real issues with a light-hearted tone. Bigelow's compassionate take on the classic middle school topics of family, friendship, and first romance hits all the right notes. Highly recommended." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"In a story about growing pains, turning points, and self-discovery, Bigelow shows an equally clear understanding of the dynamics of young adolescent emotions. Bigelow has a graceful and genuine touch as her protagonist processes new experiences and navigates changes in friendships and family." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)