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    Out of My Mind (Paperback) By (author) Sharon M Draper

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    DescriptionFrom a multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winning author comes the story of a brilliant girl that no one knows about because she cannot speak or write. If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it.O--Denver Post.


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    Title
    Out of My Mind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sharon M Draper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 295
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416971719
    ISBN 10: 1416971718
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: NFXX, PER
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC subject category V2: YFN, YXF
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YXK
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, KIND1436
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    B&T Approval Code: X01824000
    Libri: AMER3795
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4W
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039000, JUV039150
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/PHYSCH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: X01301012
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013000
    LC classification: PZ7.D78325 OU 2012
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YXF, YXK, YFN
    BIC E4L: NXX, YPE
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    Atheneum
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Melody Brooks, in a wheelchair and unable to speak, narrates this story about finding her voice. The first half of the book catalogues Melody's struggles--from her frustration with learning the same preschool lessons year after year to her inability to express a craving for a Big Mac. Draper, whose daughter has cerebral palsy, writes with authority, and the rage behind Melody's narrative is perfectly illustrated in scenes demonstrating the startling ignorance of many professionals (a doctor diagnoses Melody as "profoundly retarded"), teachers, and classmates. The lack of tension in the plot is resolved halfway through when Melody, at age 10, receives a talking computer, allowing her to "speak." Only those with hearts of stone won't blubber when Melody tells her parents "I love you" for the first time. Melody's off-the-charts smarts are revealed when she tests onto her school's quiz bowl team, and the story shifts to something closer to The View from Saturday than Stuck in Neutral. A horrific event at the end nearly plunges the story into melodrama and steers the spotlight away from Melody's determination, which otherwise drives the story. Ages 10-up. (Mar.) -"Publishers Weekly"