Next Letter for Kids: Mike Grosso

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from children’s author, teacher, and musician Mike Grosso! Mike writes to us about growing up in a musical family and how his thoughts would spin so fast that he had a hard time sitting still and learning in school.

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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 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.