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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
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Jun 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-literature
Read in June, 2012

Audience: This could be a good read-aloud for a 3rd or 5th grade class, or a very emotionally intelligent student to read independently. I would read this aloud for the students to pause and discuss the emotional impact of the story and the different perspectives of the characters.
Appeal: This story is written about a student that is unable to communicate verbally, but instead has lots of thoughts about her life that she is unable to express, until she gets a communication board. This book would appeal to students that feel like they have challenges to overcome in their own lives, or children that like to read about children with disabilities. It is also a good book to discuss bullying and the different perspectives that students with disabilities might have that are unable to communicate in the traditional way. It can also be used to develop compassion in students.
Awards:2012-2013 Golden Sower Nominee
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
Illinois Children's Choice Award 3rd-5th
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