Out of My Mind
by Sharon Draper
Melody is just a regular kid that wants all the same things that every fifth grader wants. The only difference is she is confined to a wheelchair and she cannot speak because she has cerebral palsy. Do you think you know what that's like? Sharon Draper defies your every pre-conceived notion about kids with special needs in this powerful novel.
[Summary from The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List]