Can Stella save the little town of Bumblebee, North Carolina?
Eleven-year-old Stella stumbles onto a secret ceremony in the woods behind her house--something that can threaten the lives and safety of her entire community. In a novel that weaves storytelling, journal writing, and folk songs into a powerful tale of family, society and history, Sharon M. Draper brings another novel that sings and soars.
Almost two years on the NY Times Best Seller list!
Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there’s no delete button. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school—but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers and doctors included—don’t think she’s capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows. But she can’t. She can’t talk. She can’t walk. She can’t write. Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind—that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it. From multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon M. Draper comes a story full of heartache and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you’ll never, ever forget.
-Sharon M. Draper
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