In the book “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper, Melody is a fifth grader who has cerebral palsy and cannot speak. Despite her challenges, she is extremely intelligent and has a photographic memory. She is determined to find a way to communicate with the world and finally be heard.
With the help of her physical therapist, Mrs. V, and her teacher, Mr. D, Melody learns to use a computer to type. She starts to share her brilliant ideas with those around her, and she finally feels like she belongs.
The book follows Melody as she goes through her everyday struggles and triumphs. It is an inspiring story about the power of determination and the importance of inclusion.