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El Deafo

Bell, Cece. Graphic Novel - 2014 R Newbery Honor 2015, Youth Graphic Novel / Bell, Cece, Kids Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Bell, Cece 1 On Shelf 2 requests on 11 copies Community Rating: 4.8 out of 5

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Call Number: R Newbery Honor 2015, Youth Graphic Novel / Bell, Cece, Kids Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / General / Bell, Cece
On Shelf At: Westgate Branch

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Chiefly illustrations.
The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."
"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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very good book. submitted by megdobson on June 14, 2015, 7:42am This book is about someone whose ears need help. I really enjoyed reading it with my dad. ALD

Wonderful! submitted by krayla on June 16, 2015, 10:04pm I absolutely love this book and recommend it to anyone who will listen! Cece Bell writes the story of her experience growing up deaf and how that impacted her ability to make friends and participate at school. I found this book eye-opening, funny, and approachable. El Deafo is my new favorite superhero!

Awesome submitted by fischer2001 on June 17, 2015, 2:53pm I love this book,it has everything you want!Humor,sadness,reality and love.I read it often and i reccomend reading it.It sounds as good as it is!

This story is awesome! submitted by boone.squirrels on June 20, 2015, 6:12pm I love this book and it really opened my eyes to people like Cece Bell.

Deafo submitted by raymondkangasjr on July 1, 2015, 9:17am One of the best books we have read!

Great book submitted by ashflowtuff on July 8, 2015, 11:21am My kids and I all loved this book. One of the best graphic novels out there.

Great submitted by ECReader on July 9, 2015, 11:50am This book is wonderful. It's touching, but still fun at the same time.

Very Well Done submitted by Beth Manuel on July 13, 2015, 1:48pm I'm not a big graphic novel reader, but I thought this was a wonderful read. This had some funny and sad parts. This is a good book for kids who need exposure to people who are differently abled then themselves. Actually, a lot of adults need that as well.

Amazing submitted by Merlin800 on August 5, 2015, 11:52am This book is based off the author's childhood and heartwarming.

DIfferences submitted by Justin Shim on June 17, 2016, 12:32pm This book is a memoir to the author (cece bell at a2caf!). About a deaf girl (in this case rabbit) who faces differences when she's at school. Good and very inspirational.

Amy submitted by rosehou on June 17, 2016, 2:38pm This book is really good. It is about this girl named cece bell and when she is four she got this disease that made her brain swell up and now she can't hear. Eventaully she has to go to a new school but every has to make a big deal about her hearing aids. So cece has to learn ignore these people and she even makes friends!!

Great submitted by CrazyDogGirl on July 7, 2016, 5:02pm This is a great book I recommend it.

Autobiographical Graphic Novel submitted by sdunav on July 8, 2016, 11:33am Excellent autobiographical graphic novel about a girl who loses much of her hearing around Kindergarten - story goes through middle school. Perfect for ages 10+.

Wonderful story submitted by JoCeAn on July 8, 2016, 4:26pm Would highly recommend this. A wonderful story !

Great for Teachers submitted by krathje on July 31, 2016, 7:41am As an educator, I found this book engaging. It spoke about the student's role, the parent's and the teacher's role in situations involving disability. I would think beginning teachers should read this book or one like it to be sensitive to the needs/feelings of their students.

Great Book submitted by Alex Hannah on August 8, 2016, 9:27am El Deafo finds out her superpower ...

Must Read submitted by downing on August 11, 2016, 12:37pm I really enjoyed reading this especially since my daughter has hearing loss. I feel like Cece does a fantastic job.

Rec'd by my 10yo submitted by sueij on August 27, 2016, 5:21pm My 10 yo handed me this and told me it was another "have to read." She's right again (and I love that she's exploring graphic novels). This is a story with a purpose. It is not only entertaining, but also one of that class of books that brings the reader into someone else's shoes who is probably not like them and invites them to true empathy (like _Wonder_, _Out of My Mind_, and _George_).

Highly recommended for at least 8 and up.

Great! submitted by skalantr on July 29, 2017, 10:06am If you like Smile and/or Sisters,this is a good book.

Graphic Novels are not just for "nerds" and kids... submitted by ginarae3 on June 15, 2018, 8:42pm This is a must read. I love graphic memoirs, and this one is terrific. The story is cute and fun and touching. Great for upper elementary to adulthood. Lovely drawings, well thought out story, and I learned a lot. Highly recommend it. A+

El Deafo submitted by unknown on June 21, 2018, 5:10pm This is a great graphic novel and really tells people who’s not deaf or partially deaf what it’s like to be deaf. It also shows what it’s like to be a person in school and how you wish things were actually like, like the hero El Deafo.

El Deafo submitted by Carlylc on July 21, 2018, 12:10pm This is a great book. I love it. It does a good job of showing what it is like to be deaf. All the characters are bunnies, which is cute.
- 8 year old

Really nice, read more than twice. submitted by 3kidsgrimm on August 31, 2018, 12:39pm Besides the focus on accepting others for what they are, it is also about navigating through friend groups and finding your footing. The cute art style in the book is welcoming and the construction of the graphic novel is an easy one to follow.

Empathetic and Engaging submitted by Ever on June 20, 2019, 3:48pm A terrific book about the challenges of friendship and how it feels to be different. Great for readers 8-12. We loved it!

Good book submitted by jasonc1177 on July 31, 2019, 8:03pm Great author and amazing book!**

Wonderful submitted by aamasud on August 10, 2019, 10:29am Great book for everybody

Beautiful submitted by crp on August 24, 2019, 3:41am Beautifully told with a lot of illustrations

My childhood! submitted by Xris on October 2, 2019, 7:46pm The things referred to in this book brought me back to my childhood! The cultural/entertainment references were spot on! I also studied to be a teacher of the hearing impaired, so that part was also wonderfully accurate (about the equipment back then.) That makes this book special to me and I would like to read more of her books!!

A nice book for kids submitted by janelizlynch on August 10, 2020, 2:39pm This book is about a girl who never gives up. She is brave. She persists. She is a hero!

What I like best about this book is how funny it is and how it talks about friendship.

I would recommend this book for kids who are 4 and up. I am six years old and I LOVED it.

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SERIES
Newbery Honor book - 2015.


PUBLISHED
New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
Year Published: 2014
Description: 233 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Graphic Novel

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781419710209
1419710206
9781419712173
1419712179

SUBJECTS
Bell, Cece.
Bell, Cece -- Childhood and youth.
Graphic novels.
Deaf -- United States -- Biography.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Deaf children.
Hearing aids for children.
Friendship.
Cartoonists -- Biography.
Graphic novels.