El Deafo

(TBR:) Written by Cece Bell, El Deafo is about a a girl who is starting a new school where she is the only one with a Phonic Ear. At Cece’s old school everyone was deaf like her so it is scary now that she sticks out. As Cece struggles with being different she realizes that maybe her Phonic Ear isn’t such a bad thing, in fact, maybe it actually makes her superhuman, but wait….that still makes her different…!

A John Newbery Medal award and an inspiring, inclusive and telling tale, author Cece Bell turns her life into this story. A graphic novel memoir about a girl with a severe hearing impairment, superpowers, growing up, and learning to accept herself, I think yes! How could you go wrong! I would recommend this book to middle grade or young adult (and older), and by it being a graphic novel, it can appeal to many different readers. This book really helps you see what it is like to have an physical impairment, it teaches you about inclusion and to get to know people for who they really are not for what they can or can’t do.

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