Drum Roll, Please
Melissa only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But it turns out Melly loves playing the drums. It's the only time she doesn't feel like a quiet mouse. And now she and Olivia get to spend the next two weeks jamming beneath the stars at Camp Rockaway. But this summer will be full of surprises that throw Melly's life out of sync. Her parents just revealed that they're splitting up. She and Olivia seem to be growing apart. And Melly finds herself unexpectedly falling for another girl at camp. To top it off, Melly's not sure she really has what it takes to be a rock 'n' roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Separation; Gay/Lesbian; separated parents; separate homes; co-parenting; lesbian; gay teenager
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Rainbow List, 2019 Middle Grade Fiction
Choices, 2019 Children's Fiction
drum; music camp; friendship; family life; infatuation; performing arts
Bigelow, Lisa Jenn, "Drum Roll, Please" (2019). Diverse Families. 2125.