Melody is an eleven year old girl who has cerebral palsy. This makes it very difficult to walk, talk and control muscles. She has a photographic memory and is very intelligent but people don't know that.
People ONLY see Melodys disabilities not her abilities. When she is put in "inclusion" classroom, the kids make fun of her and ignore her.
I can believe you!!!
I'm sorry Mrs. Brooks
Melody received a medi-talking computer which she named Elvira. Melody made it on the Whiz Kids team even though Mr. Dimming didn't believe she should be one of them. Mrs.V taught Melody a ton of information.
The Whiz Kids travel to Washington without Melody and they lost the competition. They did not call Melody to let her know the flight was cancelled. They came in ninth place.
The Whiz Kids lose the competition. Melody's mom gets really mad at Mr. Dimming for leaving Melody behind. Melody's baby sister, Penny, accidently gets run over and Melody was very upset because she wasn't able to communicate.
When Melody goes to school, the Whiz Kids give her the 9th place trophy but she hits it onto the ground and it breaks. Melody leaves the inclusion classroom.