Out of My Mind

Written for fifth and sixth graders, this is the story of a young girl with cerebral palsy who utilizes a communication device to interact and participate. 

Book Cover: Out of My Mind with a Picture of a fish jumping out of a fish bowl

Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.