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Book Club

Book lovers unite! Read and discuss disability-related books. Also, share reading resources and books for youth of all ages.

We will be featuring books, though you are always welcome to start a discussion on any book you've read.

Members: 10
Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2016

Featured Book

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school-but NO ONE knows it. 

Most people-her teachers and doctors included-don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows. But she can't. She can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write. 

Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind-that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.

From multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon M. Draper comes a story full of heartache and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you'll never, ever forget.

http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35

Discussion Forum

Reasonable People - Discussion

Started by Nicole Hill. Last reply by Paula S. Connolly Feb 26, 2015. 2 Replies

Ralph James Savarese will be presenting at this year's Together We Can conference. Prior to the conference, we encourage you all to read his book! Even if you can't attend the conference, you can read and enjoy it. This thread is for discussions…Continue

Book Recommendations

Started by Nicole Hill. Last reply by Nicole Hill Jun 9, 2015. 1 Reply

Post your book recommendations in this discussion. Here are some disability-specific recommendations that you may want to check out!…Continue

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Started by Nicole Hill Mar 28, 2016. 0 Replies

Summary: Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of…Continue

Creative Book Decorations

Started by Nicole Hill Dec 8, 2015. 0 Replies

It's the holiday season, and we're all scrambling to make our houses presentable for guests who will soon be visiting. As you're telling your kids to clean up their books before company arrives, consider some creative ways you can use those books…Continue

Tags: children's books, holidays, books

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Comment by Nicole Hill on June 9, 2015 at 12:27pm

What's everyone reading this summer? What books are on your to-read list? Share with the group. :)

Comment by Paula S. Connolly on February 24, 2015 at 1:42pm

The author, Dr. Ralph Savarese is the keynote presenter, along with his wife, Emily, at this year's Together We Can conference. They adopted their son DJ from the foster system in Florida.

 

 

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