El Deafo

El Deafo

eBook - 2014
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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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York :, Amulet Books,, 2014
ISBN: 0606361480
Characteristics: 1 online resource : chiefly color illustrations

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AL_LAURA Feb 07, 2018

A delightful autobiography of the author's childhood while dealing with hearing loss

Jan 02, 2018

This is SUCH a good book!:) I read it when I was about... Umm I would say 7 and now I'm ten. It was a a good feel book from when she found out she was deaf. Not saying I think deaf people make me happy but I just like from the deaf part on. It gave me a bit of the heeby jeebys at the very start but 3/4 of the book was awesome. Whoever has read this book or will is AWESOME!!!:) Great job Cece bell! [Cece bell is the author]

AL_SARAHD Nov 12, 2017

Growing up isn't always easy. Neither is moving to a new town or making new friends or trying to do all of that while dealing with sudden deafness. This brave little girl found her way by becoming her own hero.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

The author's story of growing up with hearing loss, and her unique (one might even say "super") way of dealing with it. Good for anybody who loved Wonder by R. J. Palacio or who likes stories of kids overcoming difficulties to become even better.

Oct 17, 2017

So Good!!!!!!

LPL_MeredithW Oct 07, 2017

Funny and charming, with cute art and a very thought-provoking afterword. Recommended!

Sep 05, 2017

My 8-year old son was reluctant to read it because it seemed sad, but then read it 2 or 3 times in a row and took it with him on vacation. It's a great book, well drawn and written. More hopeful and funny than sad. Recommended to all.

Bhulsey Aug 29, 2017

Read this graphic novel because it was the winner of the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) Young Readers Choice Award (YRCA) for 2017. I'm glad I did because it is an amazing story about accepting your differences and a window into how to communicate and treat others who are differently abled.

JCLBeckyC Aug 21, 2017

Readalikes: Raina Telgmeier, Ann M. Martin, Holly Goldberg Sloan

Aug 14, 2017


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Nov 27, 2016

When the author Cece Bell was 4 yrs. old, she lost her hearing and became deaf. In this book, it shows Cece from Kindergarten all the way till 5th grade and about her loss of hearing, her friends, how she felt and much more! i think this is a wonderful book and it's worth reading.


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