Youth Literature: Realistic Fiction

Module 4 Realistic Fiction

Draper, Sharon. Out of my Mind. 2012. Atheneum for Young Readers. 320pp. $7.99 ISBN 978-1416971719

Melody is brilliant but only her parents believe this because she has Cerebral Palsy and has no way to show everyone her intelligence. She is determined to show the world that she is more than the disease.  CP will not get in HER way!

Millard, Bart. I Can Only Imagine. 2018. Thomas Nelson. 244 pp. $9.40 ISBN: 978-0785216735

Bart Millard, singer, and songwriter of the hit song, I Can Only Imagine, achieved his success only after surviving a childhood of abandonment, physical, and psychological abuse, then witnessed a miraculous transformation in his tormentor. This is a powerful story of pain, healing, and success.

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