IN STORE: Jamie Sumner, author of Time to Roll

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Jamie Sumner, author of the middle grade novel, Time to Roll, the sequel to her best-selling middle grade novel, Roll With It.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.)

About Time to Roll

Ellie is so not the pageant type. They're Coralee's thing, and Ellie is happy to let her talented friend shine in the spotlight. But what's she supposed to do when Coralee asks her to enter a beauty pageant, and their other best friend, Bert, volunteers to be their manager? Then again, how else is she going to get through this summer with her dad, who barely knows her, while her mom is off on her honeymoon with Ellie's amazing gym teacher? Ellie decides she has nothing to lose.

There's only one problem: the director of the pageant seems determined to put Ellie and her wheelchair front and center. So it's up to Ellie to figure out a way to do it on her own terms and make sure her friendships don't fall apart along the way. Through it all, from thrift store deep dives to disastrous dance routines, she begins to form her own definition of beauty and what it means to really be seen.

About Jamie Sumner

Jamie Sumner is the author of Roll with ItTime to RollTune It OutOne Kid's TrashThe Summer of June, and Maid for It. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and other publications. She loves stories that celebrate the grit and beauty in all kids. She is also the mother of a son with cerebral palsy and has written extensively about parenting a child with special needs. She and her family live in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her at

Event date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
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Time to Roll (Roll with It) By Jamie Sumner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665918596
Availability: Special Order - Usually Arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023