What is a summary of Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper?

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Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper tells the story of Melody Brooks, an intelligent eleven-year-old girl who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Through first-person point of view, we learn about the struggles that Melody faces being unable to speak, move, or communicate her thoughts and wishes. When she is only five years old, a doctor diagnoses her as profoundly retarded and recommends her parents place her in a nursing home. Instead, her parents enroll her in an elementary school. However, Melody becomes frustrated by being in a special class and learning the same things over and over again.

When Melody is eight years old, she learns that her mother is pregnant. Despite her parents’ fears about having another disabled child, the baby is born perfectly healthy. Although Melody loves her little sister, she is also jealous watching her grow and mature, since Melody will never be able to do the things her sister can.

When she is in fifth grade, Melody is given a device to help her communicate...

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