by Bell, Cece,
|Format:||Print Book 2014|
|Availability:||Available at 39 Libraries 45 of 85 copies|
El Deafo is a funny, deeply honest graphic novel memoir for middle graders. It chronicles the author's hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with a powerful and very awkward hearing aid called the Phonic Ear. It gives her 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, Phonic Ear and all. Finally, she is 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.
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-- Childhood and youth
-- Comic books, strips, etc.
Deaf children -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Schools -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Hearing aids for children -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Deaf children -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Hearing aids -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
|Publisher|| New York :2014
|Other Titles|| El Deafo
Newbery Honor Book, 2015
233 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm