Out of My Mind
Out Of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper
This has been on my wishlist for a long time! It's a novel for older children, maybe 10+.
Melody remembers everything. She's highly intelligent--she's the smartest kid in school. And she has never been able to say anything; her body doesn't work very well and she is in a wheelchair. Only a few people realize that she has any intelligence, until she gets a computer that can help her communicate. Now that she has a voice, she can be heard, but not everyone wants to listen. Melody is going to tell her story anyway.
It's a great story, hard to put down. Give it to your kid, but be sure to read it yourself too.