Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

Paperback | May 1, 2012

bySharon M. Draper

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From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl who 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” (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.

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From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl who 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” (Denver Post).Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; ...

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 Zi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.9 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Atheneum Books For Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416971718

ISBN - 13:9781416971719

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE IT THIS BOOK IS UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING. I LOVE IT SO SO MUCH. While reading you realy feel for Melody. You see her thoughts when no one else can. This book makes you see things in a different way, and makes you all the more grateful for what you have. Powerful, life changing story. I recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it will open your eyes I have no words to describe this book it made me cry laugh and was so suspence full! it will change your life and the Way you think its a whole new mind set
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Enjoyable Read! I purchased this book for my daughter for her summer reading. I thought I would take a quick look to see what it was about. I could not put the book down. I felt an instant connection to the story, having a niece with special needs. Well written and heartwarming!
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad. It was a pretty good book, though I thought it could have gone further than it did. You should read this book, if only for its educational value.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a must read for all of u I read some awesone books @ school bt OUT Of My MiND Is out of my mind!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡………… i hope that all of u will read his book and enjoy it as much as i did {:•)
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of my mind It was a great read! Powerful story about a very resilient girl empowered by love. It is a really inspiring book for alll ages.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of my mind One of my favorite books. Not as bad as I thaught it would be.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have to read this book! This book is so amazing you you'll love it seriously no joke it's so amazing it has some sad moments but the book is still AMAZING
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saron Draper's best book This is an amazing book.  I couldn't put it down!  The beginning was more the story about her.  The end was amazing!  Melody has a photographic memory but can't talk, walk or write!  She is VERY smart though.  When she finally finds a way to use her voice, everyone let's her down.  Sharon Draper defiantly did a good job on this novel. 
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of my mind This book is truly amazing! I loved it sooo much and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Out of my mind It was okay.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Everyone should read this book!
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! Cerebral palsy limits my body, but not my mind. #CP
Date published: 2013-04-19

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"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 Dispatch