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Out of My Mind
by Sharon M. Draper

Published: 2012-05-01
Paperback : 320 pages
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Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.

Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!

“If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, ...
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Introduction

Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.

Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!

“If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it.” —Denver Post
“A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Uplifting…This moving novel will makes activists of us all.” —Booklist (starred review)

From multiple award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder.

Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

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Where would melody hve been had she been born 20 years ago
What are the chances of having a mrs. V in a child's life
How likely is this book to influence a bully to a child like melody
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by ashultz (see profile) 12/22/19

 
  "Great book for Middle School through Adulthood "by [email protected] (see profile) 03/26/17

This should be a required reading for middle school students. Great book. The author did a wonderful job of describing the frustrations and thoughts of a girl with cerebral palsy.

 
  "A must read for all"by Mfarkouh (see profile) 06/15/13

 
  "Out Of My Mind"by paclements (see profile) 12/03/12

 
  "Should be mandatory reading for all adults and youngsters alike!"by Mfarkouh (see profile) 09/17/12

I was intrigued by the premise of this book, even though it was written for 5 th grade and up.
The themes are so universal, both heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Also very tru
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