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Mike Grosso
Mike Grosso is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Middle Grade
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Mike Grosso
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Mike Grosso is a musician and a fifth-grade teacher who always keeps a guitar in his classroom. He writes books and records music at his home in Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, son, and a drum set he plays much too loud. I AM DRUMS is his first novel, and its accompanying soundtrack, Songs for Sam(antha), is available through many digital music outlets and streaming services.
Favorite Books
Call Me Hope by Gretchen Olson
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
Years Mentored
2017