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Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (308 ratings)
Length: 242 pages3 hours

Editor's Note

A brave voice…
A brave book celebrating children with disabilities, “Out of My Mind” tells the tale of brilliant 11-year-old Melody, whose cerebral palsy has left her voiceless — but not without a voice.

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Being ten years old is hard, and it definitely doesn’t get easier when you different from other people. Melody is different, she cannot walk or talk, and she has a photographic memory that allows her to remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than the adults who try to diagnose her, and she is smarter than the classmates in her integrated classroom; the same classmates who are quick to dismiss her as someone who is mentally challenged. But Melody will not give up, and she refuses to let her cerebral palsy win, she is determined to overcome her disorder and show everyone just who she is.

Things in her life change drastically when Melody is given a computer with a voice program that allows her to speak, and the teachers, students, and any others who had dismissed Melody as mentally handicapped are quick to realize their mistakes.

A story of hope, of being lost, of being different; Out of My Mind is a gut wrenching tale of a girl who defies her disorder. The conversations she has with her parents and caretakers are heartfelt and deep, making this more than a book just about a young girl with special needs.
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Out of My Mind

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Book Information

Out of My Mind

Ratings:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (308 ratings)
Length: 242 pages3 hours

Editor's Note

A brave voice…
A brave book celebrating children with disabilities, “Out of My Mind” tells the tale of brilliant 11-year-old Melody, whose cerebral palsy has left her voiceless — but not without a voice.

Description

Being ten years old is hard, and it definitely doesn’t get easier when you different from other people. Melody is different, she cannot walk or talk, and she has a photographic memory that allows her to remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than the adults who try to diagnose her, and she is smarter than the classmates in her integrated classroom; the same classmates who are quick to dismiss her as someone who is mentally challenged. But Melody will not give up, and she refuses to let her cerebral palsy win, she is determined to overcome her disorder and show everyone just who she is.

Things in her life change drastically when Melody is given a computer with a voice program that allows her to speak, and the teachers, students, and any others who had dismissed Melody as mentally handicapped are quick to realize their mistakes.

A story of hope, of being lost, of being different; Out of My Mind is a gut wrenching tale of a girl who defies her disorder. The conversations she has with her parents and caretakers are heartfelt and deep, making this more than a book just about a young girl with special needs.
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