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El Deafo (Paperback) (Cece Bell)

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About the Book



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."



Book Synopsis



The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning graphic novel memoir from Cece Bell

Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here, she's different. She's sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends.

Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere her teacher is in the school--in the hallway . . . in the teacher's lounge . . . in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it's just another way of feeling different . . . and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?

Also Available: El Deafo: Superpowered Edition! Get a special hardcover collector's edition of Cece Bell's beloved graphic novel with 40 bonus pages of childhood photographs, early sketches, notes from Cece, and much more!



Review Quotes



**STARRED REVIEW**
"Bell's earnest rabbit/human characters, her ability to capture her own sonic universe ("eh sounz lah yur unnah wawah!"), and her invention of an alter ego--the cape-wearing El Deafo, who gets her through stressful encounters . . . all combine to make this a standout autobiography."-- "Publishers Weekly, starred review"

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Her whimsical color illustrations (all the human characters have rabbit ears and faces), clear explanations and Cece's often funny adventures help make the memoir accessible and entertaining."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"

**STARRED REVIEW**
"This memoir is thus exceptionally informative and entertaining in relation to some aspects of deaf communication, but, most centrally and powerfully, it is exceptional for its perceptive, indomitable protagonist and complex story of friendship, growth, and classroom and family dynamics."-- "The Horn Book Magazine, starred review"

**STARRED REVIEW**
"This warmly and humorously illustrated full-color graphic novel set in the suburban '70s has all the gripping characters and inflated melodrama of late childhood: a crush on a neighborhood boy, the bossy friend, the too-sensitive-to-her-Deafness friend, and the perfect friend, scared away."-- "School Library Journal, starred review" (9/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)

"Bell's book should be an inspiration for those who are 'different, ' and it should help others to understand just what being different means. Required reading isn't always fun reading. El Deafo should be the first and is definitely the second."-- "New York Times Book Review"

"This funny and poignant memoir in graphic novel format about a child grappling with hearing loss, entering school and making friends is ideal for kids navigating new experiences."-- "Shelf Awareness" (8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM)



About The Author



Cece Bell is the author of the Newbery Honor Book and Eisner Award winner El Deafo, which received four starred reviews and was a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of Rabbit and Robot, winner of a Geisel Honor. Cece lives with her husband, the author Tom Angleberger, in Christiansburg, Virginia. Find her online at cecebell.wordpress.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Health + Daily Living / Physical Impairments
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Format: Paperback
Author: Cece Bell
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2014
TCIN: 15654882
UPC: 9781419712173
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-1155
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
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4 recommendations

reluctant reader likes it

5 out of 5 stars
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Fourth grade video game addict liked this story, and was hooked early on.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Christine - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Excellent book!! My daughter loves it! Very funny!
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AWESOME!

5 out of 5 stars
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Cherry - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter LOVES this book! so much that she couldn’t put it down. It’s a very interesting and different way of learning about disabilities and how children can understand what it is to HAVE a disability and overcome it without having any limits!
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Great book

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reeeva - 7 years ago, Verified purchaser
My 9- and 11-year-olds loved this book!
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This book is amazing on so many levles

5 out of 5 stars
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Monique - 8 years ago
My sister recommended this book to me and after checking it out of the library, I purchased a copy for my 7 year old daughter. We loved it so much that we purchased this copy from Target for her 2nd grade class. Everyone should read this book to understand the struggles of the hearing impaired. It is based on the true life adventures of the author. But beyond that, it's just a sweet story of a girl trying to fit in and make friends as she moves thru grade school--and we can all relate to that!
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