El Deafo by Cece Bell

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SKU 9781419712173

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A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerfulí¢ä‰åäó?and very awkwardí¢ä‰åäó?hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hearí¢ä‰åäó?sometimes things she shouldní¢ä‰å??tí¢ä‰åäó?but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become í¢ä‰å?ñEl Deafo, Listener for All.í¢ä‰?? And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend sheí¢ä‰å??s longed for.PRAISE FOR EL DEAFOSTARRED REVIEWS "A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Worthy of a superhero." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeierí¢ä‰å??s Smile (2011) and Liz Princeí¢ä‰å??s Tomboy." --Booklist

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