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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
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May 19, 11

bookshelves: childrens-books, relationships, thought-provoking
Read in May, 2011

I enjoyed this children's book, "Out Of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper about Melody, a girl with Cerebral Palsy. She had a photographic memory but greatly limited physically. She couldn't talk, walk, feed herself or do basic things. Kids thought she was retarded and pretty much ignored her or made fun of her. When she was in 5th grade, she got a medi-talker which enabled her to communicate. When the kids discovered how smart Melody was, they were very surprised.

This was a quick, enjoyable read that has increased my empathy for those who have disabilities.
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