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Jamie Sumner is the author of the critically-acclaimed middle-grade novels, Roll with It, Tune It Out, and One Kid's Trash. Her forth middle-grade novel The Summer of June hits shelves on May 31st, 2022 with Atheneum Books for Young Readers. She is also the author of the nonfiction parenting books, Eat, Sleep, Save the World and Unbound.

She has also written for the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as other publications. She loves stories that celebrate the grit and beauty in all kids. She and her family live in Nashville, Tennessee. Connect with her at Jamie-Sumner.com
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Jamie Sumner TUNE IT OUT came to be as a sort of spin off of one of the character's in my first middle grade novel, ROLL WITH IT. There's a character, Coralee, who…moreTUNE IT OUT came to be as a sort of spin off of one of the character's in my first middle grade novel, ROLL WITH IT. There's a character, Coralee, who dreams of being a famous singer. It's all she's ever wanted and she'd give anything to get it. In TUNE IT OUT, I thought...what if you had the talent to be famous, but not the desire? What if you weren't wired for that kind of life but everyone important to you told you it's your destiny? How would someone navigate that kind of decision while also learning who they are as a person? That's how Lou in TUNE IT OUT came to be!(less)
Jamie Sumner Thank you for your question, Nithila! I wrote ROLL WITH IT for my son who is nine who also has cerebral palsy.

When I began to look at kindergarten for…more
Thank you for your question, Nithila! I wrote ROLL WITH IT for my son who is nine who also has cerebral palsy.

When I began to look at kindergarten for him, we would tour the libraries of the schools and I couldn't help but notice that there weren't any books with kids on the cover who looked like him. I did not want him growing up thinking he was alone, that there were no other people who understood how he lived and the beauty of it.

ROLL WITH IT is for him and all the other kids with disabilities who deserve to see themselves in the center of a story, just as they are the center and star of their own lives.(less)
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Roll with It

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Tune It Out

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The Summer of June

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One Kid's Trash

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Hi Mina,

Thank you for your question! While I don’t have a book in the works that features someone with diabetes, the sequel to ROLL WITH IT comes out this April and will see the return of Ellie who as you know has cerebral palsy.

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“Stop fussing!” “Well, start talking.”
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“I look back, I catch a look on the Tandy’s face that I won’t forget. She looks… lonely.”
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