Out Of My Mind by Sharon Draper is about a girl named Melody Brooks who has Cerebral Palsy which is usually caused by brain damage. She can't express herself the every one else does. She kicks and screams, and she throws tantrums. Poor Melody can't walk or talk or even go to the bathroom by herself. She loves words, but she has never spoken one in her life. She knew how to move her hands a little bit, and she is very glad about that. And She could smile.