Library Ed. Recorded Books 2010
CS ISBN 9781440756115 $51.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781440756153 $66.75 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781449824600 $24.99
Newbery winner Sharon Draper tells the story of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who, thanks to committed parents and a special neighbor, will not be held back. In spite of her physical limitations, Melody uses her intelligence and spunk to expand her world. Sisi Aisha Johnson gives voice to Melody’s thoughts and feelings. Johnson’s attempt to give each character a unique voice, however, is not quite successful; sometimes the wrong voice comes out of a character. Although the story is set in the world of laptop computers and video games, the attitudes of the teachers and the psychologist who assume that Melody can’t learn predate the days of inclusion and equal access to education. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2010]
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