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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Release Day: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper!

Out of My Mind, the next book from our February featured author, Sharon M. Draper, is out today!

It's the story of a ten-year-old-girl who cannot walk or talk. She has spirit, determination, intelligence and wit, and no one knows it. But from buildings that are not wheelchair-accessible to classmates who make fun of her, she finds a strength within herself she never knew existed.

Sharon says, "I suppose the character of Melody came from my experiences in raising a child with developmental difficulties. But Melody is not my daughter. Melody is pure fiction—a unique little girl who has come into being from a mixture of love and understanding."

Read more about Sharon's inspiration at Simon and Schuster's Behind the Book.

Happy release day, Sharon!

6 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Congrats, Sharon!!!

Melissa Walker said...

Love that cover! Huge congrats, Sharon!

Readingjunky said...

My oopy should arrive in the mail tomorrow. Can't wait to read it.

Congrats, Sharon.

RJ

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