Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.79 in
Published: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416971718
ISBN - 13: 9781416971719
About the Book
From a multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winning author comes the story of a brilliant girl that no one knows about because she cannot speak or write. "If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, "Out of My Mind" should be it.O--"Denver Post."
From the Publisher
"If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should
read this year, Out of My Mind should be it" (Denver Post).
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.
About the Author
Sharon M. Draper was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 21, 1952. She taught high school English for twenty-five years and received numerous honors including Ohio Teacher of the Year and the NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also written numerous books including Romiette and Julio, Darkness before Dawn, Double Dutch, and the Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs series. She is a a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award for Copper Sun, Forged by Fire, Tears of a Tiger, The Battle of Jericho, and November Blues.
"Like Stephen Hawking, who becomes her hero, Melody discovers that
her inner strength and intelligence are more reliable than most of
the humans around her. She becomes an activist for herself, even as
Draper challenges those who read her story to
become activists for those who are different." -The Columbus