Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, is an inspiring novel full of heartache and hope. Meet a girl whose voice you’ll never, ever forget. Eleven year old Melody, a brilliant young lady with a photographic memory, is considered by many to be mentally retarded because all her thoughts are trapped inside her own head. This impatient fifth-grader however refuses to let her cerebral palsy define her. Read how a someone who can’t talk, walk or write overcomes these challenges to prove that she is one of the smartest kids in the school. Follow her on her journey to find her voice with the help of those who believed in her. This engaging young adult novel includes guiding questions making it a great tool for starting conversations around disability awareness and assistive technology.