Sharon M. Draper
Eleven-year-old Melody has a photogenic memory. She’s the smartest kid in her school, but no one knows it. Most people-her teachers and doctors included-don’t think she’s capable of learning. Melody can’t talk. She can’t walk. She can’t write. She discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice…but not everybody around her is ready to hear it.