El DeafoBook - 2014
"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.
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Making new friends isn't easy, especially when also dealing with hearing loss. Bell's graphic novel memoir recounts her experiences with both, noting that "our differences are our superpowers." Grades 2-6.
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.
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!
Cece's Phonic Ear helps her to hear her teacher in class, and everywhere else! This might just be the superpower of El Deafo, Listener for All.
Amazing comic book that is heartfelt and eye-opening. 4th Grade pick.
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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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