Teen Book Club: Out of My Mind

31-E5HeYuELTeens entering 6th grade and older are invited to participate in the perfect summer read of Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. We’ll be meeting on Wednesday, July 19 from 2:30-3:30 to discuss the book.

Synopsis:

From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl who cannot speak or write.

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.

In this breakthrough story—reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly—from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.

Please call the library at 740.924.3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to reserve a print, audio or eBook copy of this title.