El Deafo

El Deafo

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781419712173
9781419710209
1419710206
1419712179
Branch Call Number: J BELL GRAPHIC NOVEL COLL
Characteristics: 233 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Deafo

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ArapahoeMollie Jun 13, 2018

Empathy. Graphic Memoir. Also available on eBook.

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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

I'm so grateful that books like this—books that bring us new voices, books that teach empathy—exist. Read it with your kids or by yourself. It's well worth the time and you're sure to find some relatable bit of childhood in these pages.

"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."

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ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

A delightful autobiography of the author's childhood while dealing with hearing loss

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ArapahoeSarahD Nov 12, 2017

Growing up isn't always easy. Neither is moving to a new town or making new friends or trying to do all of that while dealing with sudden deafness. This brave little girl found her way by becoming her own hero.


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Ojdavison
Jun 27, 2020

I love this book so much

ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

I'm so grateful that books like this—books that bring us new voices, books that teach empathy—exist. Read it with your kids or by yourself. It's well worth the time and you're sure to find some relatable bit of childhood in these pages.

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anshuhegde
Mar 25, 2020

I am a 6 year old who read this book. I really liked it. The girl Cece was a very nice person! The moral of the book is "Do not be shy, be courageous".
I recommend this book for ages 6 and higher.

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ChristinaBaby
Mar 06, 2020

I like the book.Because the girl in the book can not hear I feel sad for her

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Mslm
Jan 24, 2020

It was a good book but i don't think i would read it again...

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yyjiang_0
Jan 02, 2020

The book "El Deafo" was not very appealing to me.

sarahbru17 Aug 14, 2019

Writing: 9/10
Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Visuals: 10/10
I loved this graphic novel. What a privilege to get this perspective on Cece Bell's deaf experience in such a fun, engaging manner. I loved that some of the conflicts derived from Cece's audio and visual difficulties, but many also derived from her relationships, so there was a balance throughout. The comic book style was cute, but still dynamic and relatable.

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bitagold
Jun 02, 2019

It is a really funny book specially for kids. I loved it hope you do too.

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kellybishop200
Apr 09, 2019

One of the best children's graphic novels of all time.

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weerdness
Feb 20, 2019

El Deafo is a very powerful and meaningful graphic memoir.

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yyjiang_0
Jan 02, 2020

This book is about Cece losing her hearing at age 4 and how it affected her in life. She made new friends that helped her with her disability. The book tells you about how Cece handled it and what her actions were.

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