Is Out of My Mind based on a true story?
When Sharon Draper wrote Out of My Mind , she was not trying to replicate any person's actual experiences, so no, it is not based on a true story. However, Draper was inspired to write the novel because she has a disabled daughter whom she believes is very bright. Having such a close relationship with a child with a disability allowed Draper to create Melody as a realistic...
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