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El Deafo

by Cece Bell

Other authors: David Lasky (Colorist)

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Comic and Graphic Books. Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. HTML:A 2015 Newbery Honor Book & New York Times bestseller!
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerfulâ??and very awkwardâ??hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hearâ??sometimes things she shouldn'tâ??but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's
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Written by a deaf/hearing impaired author
El Deafo
Bell, Cece
Harry N. Abrams (2014), Edition: 1, 248 pages
This is one of the funniest graphic novels ever! It's such a great story and doesn't take itself to seriously. Every kid needs to read this! ( )
  llwarren | Jun 4, 2024 |
This book is perfect for 4th grade and up students. This book also is perfect for anyone who suffers from hearing loss. It is a very inspirational book and it teaches kids that having a disability is not a bad thing but instead it is their own superpower. This book shows a lot of character growth. I would have this in my future classroom
  amills21 | Apr 24, 2024 |
This graphic novel follows a girl who was born hearing but became deaf at the age of four. It walks readers through her life at home, school, and interacting with children in the neighborhood. This graphic novel would be a great book for fourth or fifth-graders to read as they learn about perspectives. This book does a fantastic job at showing readers her frustrations of other's assumptions and how she hears the world. It could pair well with a lesson on perspectives and incorporating descriptive language for readers to be placed in the character's shoes.
  haraki21 | Apr 24, 2024 |
This graphic novel is written by and about a deaf girl. It follows the story of a young girl who has lost her hearing due to illness. Because this story is told through a graphic novel it gives the story colorful themes and some humor. I think that graphic novels are important to have as options for reading in the classroom and I think that this one is an amazing option. This is a great book for intermediate students and I think will be a huge asset in the classroom.
  kthomas22 | Apr 18, 2024 |
This book is about a girl who finds out she's deaf when she's young. It's for kids in 3rd to 5th grade and shows her journey of making friends and dealing with challenges.
  rachel.noordam | Apr 17, 2024 |
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Cece Bellprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lasky, DavidColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keegan, CaitlinCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Comic and Graphic Books. Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. HTML:A 2015 Newbery Honor Book & New York Times bestseller!
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerfulâ??and very awkwardâ??hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hearâ??sometimes things she shouldn'tâ??but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's

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Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for.
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