Out of My Mind

  • by Sharon M. Draper
  • Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, listeners will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.


What the Critics Say

"If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it." (Denver Post)


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Customer Reviews

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The narrator makes her seem juvenile which contradicts the point of the entire book. She reads her thoughts in the way a 6 year old would speak.
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- Grace


This book is a very inspiring book because it shows how a girl who has no ability too do anything is a very intelligent girl and sees and heard different like how she can hear colors. I hear colors from one person particular which is Taylor Swift. I hear yellow and blue because yellow is happy and blue is sad. I see in her confidence because she gets up there and can do it. When I even just sit and speed to my class mates my face gets hot
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- Cristina Tortolano

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio