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"El Deafo" by Cece Bell

El Deafo cover

The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning graphic novel—now streaming on Apple TV+!

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 the teacher’s 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?

Disability rep: #Deaf #HOH

Publication date: #September2014 #2014year

Awards won: Newbery Medal Nominee (2015), South Carolina Book Award, Children's Book (2017), Maine Student Book Award (2016), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, Grades 3-6 (2016), Vermont Golden Dome Book Award (2016), Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Nominee (2017), Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) AND nominated for Best Reality-Based Work (2015), Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (2015), Bluestem Book Award (2017), Kirkus Prize Nominee, Young Readers' Literature (Finalist) (2014), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee, Middle Grade & Children's (2014), NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor Book (2015), Rhode Island Children’s Book Award (2016)


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