IN STORE: Signing Line event with Jamie Sumner, author of The Summer of June

Parnassus Books is happy to welcome Jamie Sumner for a signing of her middle grade novel The Summer of June. Drop in any time between 2-3 PM central to meet Jamie and get a signed copy of The Summer of June along with a free plant to celebrate summer and June’s secret library garden!

 Masks are recommended for all attendees during this event. 

About the Book

From the acclaimed author of Tune It Out and Roll with It comes an inspirational and engaging middle grade book about a young girl who sets out to overcome her anxiety over the course of one life-changing summer.

Twelve-year-old June Delancey is kicking summer off with a bang. She shaves her head and sets two goals: she will beat her anxiety and be the lion she knows she can be, instead of the mouse everyone sees. And she and her single mama will own their power as fierce, independent females.

With the help of Homer Juarez, the poetry-citing soccer star who believes in June even when she doesn't believe in herself, she starts a secret library garden and hatches a plan to make her dreams come true. But when her anxiety becomes too much, everything begins to fall apart. It's going to take more than a haircut and some flowers to set things right. It's going to take courage and friends and watermelon pie. Forget second chances. This is the summer of new beginnings.

About the Author


Jamie Sumner is the author of Roll with ItTune It OutOne Kid's Trash, and The Summer of June. 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, June 4, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
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ISBN: 9781534486027
Availability: Special Order - Usually Arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022