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People often ask me, "What was your inspiration for Out of my Mind?" I reply, "All great stories emerge from deep truths that rest within us." But the real truth of a story often can be found in places that not even the author has dared to explore. I suppose the character of Melody came from my experiences in raising a child with developmental difficulties. But Melody is not my daughter. Melody is pure fiction--a unique little girl who has come into being from a mixture of love and understanding. Out of my Mind is the story of a ten-year-old-girl who cannot walk or talk. She has spirit, determination, intelligence and wit, and no one knows it. But from buildings that are not wheelchair--accessible to classmates who make fun of her she finds a strength within herself she never knew existed.
I was fiercely adamant that nobody feel sorry for Melody. I wanted her to be accepted as a character and as a person, not as a representative for people with disabilities. Melody is a tribute to all the parents of disabled kids who struggle, to all those children who are misunderstood, to all those caregivers who help every step of the way. It's also written for people who look away, who pretend they don't see, or who don't know what to say when they encounter someone who faces life with obvious differences. Just smile and say hello!
--Sharon M. Draper
Wish book went on longer. Amazing story. Tears in my eyes. Wish melody won the nationals.very smart girl. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Madeline Hensel
Great book. My grandson told me it's the best book he has ever read. I liked it very much. Well written and interesting.Published 2 days ago by Wendy S. Rowand
Not enough stars to approve this terrific book. My granddaughter's 5th grade ELA teacher read this to her students and had their parents read at home as well, participate in a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Eileen
I completely adore this book and recommend it for 9 year olds and up. It has an amazing story where Melody learns to live when she can't walk or talk. It truly is a masterpiece.Published 2 days ago by Lara hutsonburg
A sensitive and revealing story about how we treat people with cerebral palsy and disabilities in general.Published 3 days ago by Wayne Sumner
My mature 5th gr daughter really enjoyed this book. Message is to view others with an open-mind and sometimes you just need to keep trying until you find the communication style... Read morePublished 5 days ago by B. Bell
OOMM was a pretty good book. I feel as if I wouldn't have read it if it wasn't assigned as a class project. Read morePublished 6 days ago
This book is a candid look at the life of a 5th grader. However, there's a twist...Melody has cerebral palsy. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mary Misasi