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Out of My Mind

Title

Out of My Mind

Publisher

Athenum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781416971702

Pages

320 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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. Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy, and she's determined to let everyone know it, somehow.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

700L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Developmental disability; wheelchair user; mobility; cerebral palsy

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

California Young Reader Medal, 2013, Winner, Middle School
Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2011, Honor Book, Grades 4-5
Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2012, 1st Runner Up, Grades 4-6
Indies Choice Book Award, 2011, Honor Book, Young Adult
Josette Frank Award, 2011, Winner
Maine Student Book, 2012, 2nd place
Mark Twain Award, 2012, winner
Ohioana Book Awards, 2011, Finalist, Juvenille Literature
Parent's Choice Award, 2010, Silver, Fiction
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2012-2013, Winner, Grades 6-8
Prairie Pasque Award, 2012, Winner, Grades 4-6
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2013, 2nd place
Sasquatch Reading Award, 2013, Winner
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2011-2012, Winner, Grades 6-8
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2011, Winner, Middle
Volunteer State Book Award, 2012, Winner, Grades 3-5
Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth, 2010
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2011
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2010
Young Adults' Choices, 2011

Keywords

goldfish; special education; trivia; competition; bullying; computer; technology; flying; studying; school; siblings; struggle; learning

Diversity Impact

direct

Out of My Mind


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