Genre: Realistic Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 49 minutes
First Published: 2010
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.
Quotes from Out of My Mind
[A] person is so much more than the name of a diagnosis on a chart.
Words have always swirled around me like snowflakes-each one delicate and different, each one melting untouched in my hands.
We all have disabilities. What’s yours?
About Sharon M. Draper
Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit the author’s website →