In this virtual event, Sharon Draper, three-time New York Times bestselling author and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award and Coretta Scott King Award, takes our virtual stage to share the sequel to her bestselling middle-grade book OUT OF MY MIND. In OUT OF MY HEART, this stunning sequel follows Melody the huge-hearted heroine from OUT OF MY MIND, finding a summer camp for differently-abled kids like her, a place where maybe she really can finally make a real friend and make her own decisions. Through the terror of unexpected creatures in cabins and the first sparkle of a crush, Melody’s about to discover how brave and strong she really is. During this event, Sharon will discuss her new book with Jamie Sumner, the author of ROLL WITH IT, TUNE IT OUT, and ONE KID'S TRASH. Save your spot in the free event below.
Sharon has kindly signed bookplates for attendees who purchase her new book through An Unlikely Story, while supplies last.powered by Crowdcast
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind.
Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp. There have to be camps for differently-abled kids like her, and she’s going to sleuth one out. A place where she can trek through a forest, fly on a zip line, and even ride on a horse! A place where maybe she really can finally make a real friend, make her own decisions, and even do things on her own—the dream!
By the light of flickering campfires and the power of thunderstorms, through the terror of unexpected creatures in cabins and the first sparkle of a crush, Melody’s about to discover how brave and strong she really is.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
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 Blended has also been a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Florida, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.
Jamie Sumner is the author of Roll with It, Tune It Out, and One Kid’s Trash. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. She loves stories that celebrate the grit and beauty in all kids. She is also the mother of a son with cerebral palsy and has written extensively about parenting a child with special needs. She and her family live in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her at Jamie-Sumner.com.