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Janna Mauldin Heiner, February 1, 2014 (view all comments by Janna Mauldin Heiner)
In _Out of My Mind_, Sharon M. Draper offers an important addition to the canon of books that explore the issues surrounding disability. Her protagonist, Melody, is a 10-year-old girl with a photographic memory, an impressive vocabulary, a keen mind...and no way to show it. Misjudged and misunderstood more often than not, Melody struggles to express herself, to reveal herself, and to protect herself from repeated underestimation from peers and adults alike. But even the ability to communicate and participate doesn't entirely save Melody from disappointments and betrayals; and in the end, her biggest victory comes not from the technology that helps her communicate, but from her own strong and forgiving heart.
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The Family that Reads, November 25, 2013 (view all comments by The Family that Reads)
Avid Angler, age 10, writes the following about "Out of My Mind".
This story is about a girl with cerebral palsy and she's trying to speak. She is 11 years old and she has not even spoken a word. Her name is Melody. She learns how to speak with a medi-talker. After she learns how to speak, she signs up for the school whiz kids team. She is one of the smartest kids on her team. I learned from this book that someone disabled can be very smart. This story is very long. There are basically three stories in one. My 8 year old sister really liked this story.
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seahorse33, January 27, 2013 (view all comments by seahorse33)
This is a great book about a girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy, where she can't walk, talk, or write. Melody is super smart though, she just has no way of showing it. She has to figure out a way to show her smarts and never give up. Even though Melody is different from most people, she doesn't let that stop her.
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Jennfier, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Jennfier)
Best kids book of the year.
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Jennfier, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Jennfier)
Best kids book of the year.
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ISBN:
9781416971719
Author:
Draper, Sharon M.
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 320 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781416971719 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Uplifting and upsetting....This moving novel will make activists of us all."
"Review" by , "Unflinching and realistic....Rich in detail of both the essential normalcy and the difficulties of a young person with cerebral palsy."
"Review" by , "Kids will benefit from being introduced to Melody and her gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes and reveals the quiet strength and fortitude it takes to overcome disabilities and the misconceptions that go with them."
"Review" by , "Will appeal not only to middle school readers but also to anyone who wonders what might be going on in the minds of individuals with severe physical handicaps."
"Review" by , "If there's only one book teens and parents (and everyone else) can read this year, Out of My Mind should be it."
"Synopsis" by , Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording, and she’s the smartest kid in her whole school — but no one knows it. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows... but she can’t, because Melody can’t talk. She can’t walk. She can’t write. Melody has cerebral palsy, and most people — her teachers and doctors included — don’t think she’s capable of learning.

Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind — that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice... but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.

From multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon M. Draper comes a story full of heartache and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you’ll never, ever forget.

"Synopsis" by , Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom — the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow. In this breakthrough story — reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly — from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.
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