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.

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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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Awesome

It a great book,melody has a struggle in life but she finds way to tell people what she is thinking. She is also really smart but people don't think she is and she finds away it tell people.
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- Sally Jones

Amazing and heart wrenching

As the mother of a nonverbal child, I listened to this book recognizing the possibilities of what exist within my own child. So grateful to Melody for sharing her voice. I pray that this book has given me the additional motivation needed to explore every opportunity for Eli so that he can share his words with me and the world.
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- AmyA

Book Details

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