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Jamie Sumner

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Jamie Sumner is the author of the critically-acclaimed middle-grade novel, Roll with It. Her second middle-grade novel, Tune It Out, with Atheneum Books for Young Readers comes out September 1st, 2020. She is also the author of the nonfiction parenting books, Eat, Sleep, Save the World and Unbound.

She has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as other publications and is the reviews editor at Literary Mama. She is also mom to a son with cerebral palsy and she writes and speaks about disability in literature. 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 Jennifer Weiner's Big Summer is currently at the top of the stack. I'm also working my way through Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Boys series and loving it…moreJennifer Weiner's Big Summer is currently at the top of the stack. I'm also working my way through Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Boys series and loving it!(less)
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Roll with It

4.16 avg rating — 2,004 ratings — published 2019 — 10 editions
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Tune It Out

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