Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Out of My MindOut of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A very poignant and realistic narrative about a brilliant 11 year old with cerebral palsy. She has never been able to talk, walk or take care of herself, but she yearns to be normal, to be able to talk and to be part of a group.

With supportive parents, a great nurse family friend and a loving puppy, she is able to communicate and learn.

This book is an exploration is Otherness, in acceptance and able-bodied outsiders. It makes you think about your privilege of able-bodiedness and the struggles of being outside the norm.

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