Middle School Event teaches valuable lesson — Reading Together Builds Character— an opportunity for students and their parents to read together.
AMSO is proud to host its first, one school-one read event called “Reading Together Builds Character.”
Student volunteers and their parent(s) will read the novel “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper and attend four evenings at school in which they discuss this young adult novel and engage in fun-filled activities (Jan 21, Feb 9, March 4, March 18- from 6:30-7:30 p.m.).
Equally important to the discussion of the book itself will be the family bonding time. Space is limited as there are only 60 novels to distribute, so have your child sign up in the library or main office as soon as possible.
Here is a brief description of the novel as provided on Amazon:
From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl who cannot speak or write.
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom—the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.
In this breakthrough story—reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly—from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.