Jason Robert Brown is a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of Broadway musicals, including "13," "The Last Five Years," "Songs for a New World," "Parade," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Honeymoon In Vegas," and "Mr. Saturday Night." His songs have been sung by lots of cool people including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Nettles, Brandi Carlile, Todrick Hall, Jeremy Jordan, and Anna Kendrick, and Jason does concerts all over the world when he's not hanging out with his wife and his awesome teenage daughters. His other books include Tickety-Tock, illustrated by Mary GrandPre.
"Accented with humor. Evan realizes the moral edges of both his own and others' behaviors, and the concept of becoming a man is presented through both his actions and efforts to write his bar mitzvah speech . . . a fine story with characters that [feel] real." - Booklist "This tale of middle-school peer culture is . . . handled especially well in this tie-in to the musical. The pace is quick, the humor broad and the life lessons spelled out clearly." - Kirkus Reviews