Out of My MindBook - 2010
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.
From Library Staff
LPL_Childrens Feb 03, 2018
Melody is brilliant, but no one knows it. Cerebral palsy has made her unable to speak her whole life until one day a very special computer changes everything!
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yellow_jellyfish_123 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
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A disabled girl named Melody has been collecting words that she hears and one day has the chance to let them out. Everybody assumes that Melody is dumb, but when she can "talk", everyone realizes she isn't the girl that everyone thinks she is.
Imagine can't talking or walking. Out of my mind is a heartbreaking book that is about 11 year old Melody whom can't talk or walk. She has mountains of words to say while she never has said anything. Want to find more? READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
This book is about a fifth grade girl named Izzy and she has cerebral palsy. But when she looks online she finds an piece of tech that allows her to speak for the first time. This book is a wonderful novel with sad and happy parts to it but overall a lot of people will love this book.
It's about a girl who can't talk or move o her own, however she's the smartest student in her class. with help from her teacher and parents also with technological support she started to communicate with others.
Out Of My Mind is a book about an eleven year old disabled girl named Melody. Melody is unique, she has something called a photographic memory. So everything that she hears or sees is stuck in her brain without a delete button. Melody is also stuck in a wheel chair, cant talk, and must be fed by someone else. Out of my mind is about Melody getting her chance to speak using her machine, and how her life is and how to adapt.
Out of My Mind is about a girl named Melody who has a disability called Cerebral Palsy. This story is about how she overcomes the every day challenged of middle school.
the book is about a girl who cant talk and cant walk . it is all about what happens it is a very good book
Being unable to speak, unable to walk, to hug her parents, to tell anybody: I love you. It's hard. Especially when people think you're retarded and your fish commits suicide. Melody has handled it all; but now she has a chance to speak- to be the person she truly is, in a way that will stay with you forever. Read it, love it, and cry: this is an amazing book.
This book is about a girl with a disability that does not let her move her body on her own will and how she over comes that and earns a voice.
In the book Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper writes about an incredibly bright eleven year old girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy. Melody wants so much to be able to communicate with others but is trapped inside by a disability that leaves her a prisoner without a voice. She desperately wants to talk; to show the world that she is actually gifted verbally, with a photogenic memory for words that surpasses that of all her peers. But she cannot, beyond grunting and spastic movements. With the help school assistant, Melody gets a machine that talks for her. With it, she is no longer trapped; she is no longer out of her mind! This machine enables Melanie to do more things and reach new heights. It also brings on more problems. I would highly recommend this book.
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