Thorndike Press

Out of My Mind

  • Sharon M. Draper
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432860755
  • ISBN-13: 9781432860752
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • 318 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2018
  • Bestsellers



A #1 New York Times Bestseller

From multiple award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio's Wonder.

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.

Grades 5 and up | Age 10 Years and Up | Lexile 700


Customer Reviews

A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.

— School Library Journal (starred)

Uplifting . . . This moving novel will makes activists of us all.

— Booklist (starred)

Unflinching and realistic.

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)