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El Deafo

by Cece Bell

Synopsis

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

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Book Information

Copyright year 2014
ISBN-13 9781419712173
ISBN-10 1419712179
Class Copyright
Publisher Abrams
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Comics & Graphic Novels;Juvenile Fiction;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 33 MB
Number of Pages 248
Shelf No. KX830
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile GN420L