El Deafo

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El Deafo

by Cece Bell
Illustrator David Lasky

Harry N. Abrams | September 2, 2014 | Trade Paperback

El Deafo is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 in

Published: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1419712179

ISBN - 13: 9781419712173

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Coping with Deafness Entertaining memoir of the author's early life. Of how she became deaf at the age of four and her coping with school, finding friends and different types of hearing aids. I found the story particularly of interest as my niece is completely deaf in one ear and has experienced the use of hearing devices in school also. The story goes up to about Cece's year in 5th grade, the year she finally has a small group of friends and feels comfortable in herself. An entertaining story but not exactly exciting nor did I find it humorous. The art reminded me much of Marc Brown and I particularly thought Cece looked like Arthur's sister, D.J. Most suited to elementary aged children and yet somewhat long for that age group.
Date published: 2014-10-17

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El Deafo

by Cece Bell
Illustrator David Lasky

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 in

Published: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1419712179

ISBN - 13: 9781419712173

From the Publisher

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 has written and illustrated several books for children, including the Geisel Honor book Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover. She lives in Virginia with her husband, author Tom Angleberger.
 
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