El Deafo

El DeafoEl Deafo
by Cece Bell

Cece Bell looks back at her childhood in this graphic novel about growing up deaf. She had normal hearing until a virus at the age of four, and her parents choose to keep her in a hearing world through the use of lip-reading and hearing aids. Cece chronicles her elementary school years and the variety of friendship ups and downs that come with it, compounded by her profound hearing loss. This is a fun-to-read, yet moving, graphic novel that students of all hearing abilities will be able to relate to. Recommended for grades 3-6.

2015 Newbery Honor Book

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