Out of My Heart

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$18.99  $17.66
Atheneum Books
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5.3 X 7.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Sharon M. Draper is a three-time New York Times bestselling author and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire and was awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years, and its sequel, Out of My Heart and Blended were also New York Times bestsellers. Sharon taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. She now lives in Florida. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.
"A deeply satisfying and worthy continuation of a beloved story."--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED "September 15, 2021"
Melody, whose story began in Out of My Mind (2010), is now a middle-grader. With summer on the horizon, she searches out and applies for admission to a camp designed to give differently abled kids the sleepaway experience and the opportunity to participate in activities such as horseback riding, swimming, and zip-lining. Over her week away, her personal growth is evident through campfire confidences, unexpected adventures, and the joy of new friendships, plus a bit of first love. Draper authentically captures her determination, fears, and blossoming abilities with such sweet accuracy that readers will feel the anxieties and triumphs themselves. [...] Full of fun and the brightness of the future, Melody's summertime adventure will delight readers old and new and leave them hoping for another installment.

HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The best-selling Out of My Mind won countless hearts, which will eagerly seek out Melody's latest outing.

-- Beth Rosania--Booklist "11/01/2021"
"Melody's voice is as wryly funny as ever, and the supporting cast, which features kids and adults of various ethnicities and disabilities, treat her with respect and empathy... it's impossible not to be charmed by the witty protagonist's affirming, frequently ecstatic discovery of what it means to be part of a community that truly understands her."

--Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW* "October 11, 2021"