January 15, 2021 By CDHD Sponsor: Spring 2021 Interdisciplinary Book Club Trainees at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development are again offering an Interdisciplinary Book Club open to all University of Idaho students. The Book Club will meet twice in the spring semester to discuss literature, as well as learn about inclusivity and diversity. Due to COVID-19, virtual discussion will be held for the whole duration of the book club. The 2021 Spring semester book choice is Out of My Mind by Sharon M Draper. The author summarizes this book by saying, “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.” To join and receive more information about discussion dates, contact Jordan Moffis, CDHD Trainee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-901-1795. Please note that books are available on a first-come first-served basis.