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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book about Cerebal Palsy

Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind

By: Sharon Draper

Genre: juvenile fiction

Pages: 295

Published: 2010

Read: May

4.5 out of 5

Having Cerebral Palsy (CP) myself (although very minor – nothing like Melody) I have always enjoyed books about CP and other physical disabilities, if properly written. I think it is important to educate everyone on the difficulties individuals living with a disability face every day.  Providing this in a fun entertaining, sometimes sad, method such as a fictional novel is a great way to get the message across.  Similar to Out of My Mind, most fictional novels about disabilities exemplify that these individuals are NORMAL people with the same feelings and interest as everyone else.  They may just not be capable of verbalizing and/or physically following through with processes or thoughts. Draper does an excellent job with this novel and the reader can really begin to understand that these individual’s feelings can get hurt and they want to be accepted the same as everyone.  Another great book about a child living with a disability is Rules by Cynthia Lord; this is about a boy living with autism. 

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