El Deafo (Paperback)

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I absolutely LOVED this book! Middle grade, graphic novel, winner of a Newbery Honor. It's a Coming of Age story --and all that goes with it-- friendship issues, parent miscommunication, school and sibling squabbles-- but through the point of view of a child who is deaf and learning what that means in a mostly hearing world. Recommended for 10 and up-- and adults too. (Lots of fun pop culture references from the 70's and 80's) The story is based on the author's own experiences. 

— Jody

I absolutely LOVED this book! Middle grade, graphic novel, winner of a Newbery Honor. It's a Coming of Age story --and all that goes with it-- friendship issues, parent miscommunication, school and sibling squabbles-- but through the point of view of a child who is deaf and learning what that means in a mostly hearing world. Recommended for 10 and up-- and adults too. (Lots of fun pop culture references from the 70's and 80's) The story is based on the author's own experiences. 

— From Top Picks

Description


New York Times Bestseller

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book
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.

PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO
STARRED REVIEWS
"A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Worthy of a superhero."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeier’s Smile (2011) and Liz Prince’s Tomboy."
--Booklist

About the Author


Cece Bell is the author of the Newbery Honor Book and Eisner Award winner El Deafo, which received four starred reviews, was named a 2014 best book by Parents magazine, and is a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of Rabbit and Robot, winner of a Geisel Honor. Cece lives with her husband, Tom Angleberger, in Christiansburg, Virginia. www.cecebell.wordpress.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419712173
ISBN-10: 1419712179
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 248
Language: English