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El Deafo
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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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 powerfuland very awkwardhearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hearsometimes things she shouldntbut 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 El Deafo, Listener for All. And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend shes 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 Telgemeiers Smile (2011) and Liz Princes Tomboy." --Booklist
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keetoncarter
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When i finally finder her, I know that everything is different. I think she knows too.

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keetoncarter
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A great book for kids that are not as knowledgable about a subject as this.

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keetoncarter
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El Deafo is a Biography that has been altered to make it not as believable. The story is still relatable with characters you can connect to but make the characters non human does change the feeling of the story.

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Loved it!!! So much!!! I gained new perspective and am so happy about that! This is great for children, friendships, deaf perspective, teachers and people who like to read.

revenge4porgy I‘m having surgery at some point, have been told by my doctors that I need to limit my reading. Aside from comics, any suggestions? 3mo
Chrissyreadit @revenge4porgy maybe audiobooks? Good luck with your surgery! 3mo
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El Deafo is NF Newbery Award Recipient. In this sweet graphic novel, we follow Cece as she journeys through life and school with the assistance of her hearing aid. Cece begins to use her deafness as her “super-power,“ sometimes she can hear things she isn't supposed to hear and this is her power! Through this book, Cece grows more confident and finds a true friend who later turns into her sidekick. This is a fun book to use in class for IR.

Apeacock12 http://cbldf.org/2015/06/using-graphic-novels-in-education-el-deafo/
This link will take you to an informative article on using graphic novels in elementary classrooms. This website specifically references El Deafo. There are Youtube videos that play El Deafo in place of the physical copy, satisfying UDL strategy 1.2. If you choose to use as RA, you can satisfy ESOL strategy 17. #UCFLAE3414SU19
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DrSpalding This could be an excellent independent reading selection however I think it is one that needs to be discussed! Helpful resource! More EL details needed here. 5mo
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JSW
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I loved this sweet book about CeCe. I could relate to a lot of her struggles with friends. So much heart and soul in this graphic novel. Great for younger kids with advanced reading skills, too.

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I went to this library and I was looking at books and this one really catches my eyes. Thats when a librarian came by my side and said that it was a great book for all ages. It is a book that teaches you to love people even though they are different.

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agrondin44
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Fantastic book for kids (and adults) that talks about differences.

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Lyssaprincessa
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I wasn‘t expecting the book to be a full comic but it made it way more enjoyable and easy to get through than a wordy chapter book. Loved it!

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MandaMT
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Passing time at the library today while my car is getting fixed. This was a fun “one sitting” book that I‘ve been meaning to read for a while. Heartfelt and humorous, Bell shares her story from the kindergarten where she learned to read lips, to befriending kids in her neighborhood, to discovering her “super powers” at her Gen Ed elementary school. She includes friend drama and first crushes- material familiar to any kid.

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I loved this book so much!! Struggling to fit in adter an illness as a child left Bell deaf, we met her alter ego El Deafo. Cece's supersonic hearing gives El Deafo confidence while Cece makes friends, loses friends, and finds out where real strength comes from. 😍 #Booked2019 #Summer #GraphicNovel @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage I love this one too, especially because I‘m in her tribe of people with hearing loss. 7mo
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage I volunteer with a woman who has hearing aids but is still kind of compromised and I find it funny how easily I fell into doing things that help her to understand me but some people just find it so difficult to make small changes to help a person! I promise never to TYPE IN ALL CAPS TO YOU, BAR-BAR-A! 🤣🤗😘 7mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is really well done 👍🏻 💙 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft I love this book. 💙💙 7mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Don't pass this one up! It's a really quick read too. 💓 7mo
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft I'm kind of sorry it took me so long to get to! 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @IamIamIam I read it when my daughter read it for the first time. Now that she is inching closer to YA instead of middle grade, I‘ll have to work harder to read the middle grade books! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m sure she is glad for your help, and the effort you make to go the extra mile. If I could tell people one thing, it would be to stop repeating exactly the same thing when I can‘t hear you. Try another way to say the same thing, and I‘m likely to get it on the first try. Because my hearing loss (like many people‘s) is more significant in some ranges than others, a word switch changes inflections and can really help me. 7mo
ValerieAndBooks Love this book— my background is very similar to Cece‘s and there‘s a lot of childhood pictures of me with “strings” coming out of my ears 😊. Totally agree with @BarbaraTheBibliophage ‘s advice and, I know that a lot of hearing people are puzzled by this, but avoiding noisy backgrounds also help with understanding! 7mo
IamIamIam @ValerieAndBooks Those strings made you totally awesome!! 🤗 @BarbaraTheBibliophage That's an excellent tip and I'll definitely be more aware of that in the future! My friend also tends to mouth the words I'm saying along with me but I feel guilty getting distracted by that! Lol 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ValerieAndBooks Oh yes, noisy places are so much harder. Hearing aids make everything loud and it‘s so hard to focus. 7mo
IamIamIam @ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage It just occurred to me that now, this is how you see most kids walking around!!! Earbuds, although airpods are getting more popular, make them look just like a kid in the early 80s with a hearing aid! You'd be cool by today's standards! 😂🤗 7mo
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IamIamIam
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I'm loving this so much and Cece Bell has such a fun way of telling a story! I'm amazed at what she's gone through!

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El Deafo is a fantastic B graphic novel memoir for any LC! This book puts a spotlight on hearing impairments And how they can turn any kiddo into a SUPERHERO! Deserving of its Newbery Honor Award (2015), Author Cece Bell writes about her experience with her Phonic Ear as a kiddo. Cece soon finds out that the Phonic Ear gives her a superpower that turns her into El Deafo! This would be used well with the accompanying teacher guide.

Kcompton2912 https://www.abramsbooks.com/pdfs/academic/El_Deafo_TeachingGuide.pdf The UDL principle 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge, and the EL strategy 2, promote cooperation, can be met with this graphic novel with its supply of background knowledge with hearing impairments and being able to use it in LCs! #UCFLAE3414SU19 7mo
ValerieAndBooks I don‘t know what F or LC or UDL or EL are, but as a deaf person myself, I‘m always recommending this one 😊 7mo
Kcompton2912 UDL is universal design of learning, F is for fiction, LC is for literature circle, and EL is English language learners. :) I‘m so glad you recommend it. I learned a lot!! And it was so enjoyable! I read it in an hour! 7mo
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ValerieAndBooks Thanks for the info and for all you do to encourage reading 😊! 7mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 6mo
DrSpalding Publisher resource and an endorsement for this book by a reader besides me...I love it! 6mo
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Cute graphic novel for middle grade based on the author's childhood. I enjoyed the story but really enjoyed the nostalgia bits of her growing up in the late 70s/early 80s like I did. Things like her teacher leaving the class alone for 20 minutes for a cigarette break in the teachers lounge. I can remember my teachers doing the same thing lol I had to explain to my daughter that back then no one thought twice about it.

Autumnscribe Loved this one! 7mo
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sisilia
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5⭐️ The jetlag is killing me, so I picked this graphic novel to kill time til the sun rises 🙈 I heard about this book at the authors panel at BookCon. Raina Telgemeier voted this book as her fav recent pick. It‘s a cute story about how a girl dealt with hearing loss. At an age where kid is the most self-conscious, being different is not an easy thing to live with. Imagination definitely helps, especially when it involves some super power 😆

TheBookHippie One of my favs !!!! It‘s so good! 7mo
Christine Love El Deafo!! 💙 7mo
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For #LoudasaWhisper trivia, go to @tournevis page!

In the episode, a deaf negotiator, who speaks through a telepathic chorus, has his chorus killed by one of the warring factions. He has to relearn to communicate by sign language.

I love El Deafo, and I love how Bell chose a rabbit with prominent ears to be deaf. I appreciate seeing characters of different abilities in literature, especially since my mother is disabled.

#StarTrekSummerMay

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megansimon
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“Just because I can‘t hear good doesn‘t mean I can‘t look good.”

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megansimon
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I love that this shows an uncommon type of diversity and shows that while she‘s still normal, it‘s okay to celebrate and acknowledge our differences. I‘ll keep this one in my classroom

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This book shows another type of diversity that is often overlooked- physical disabilities. This book can make kids who share a similar disability feel less alone and like they‘re understood. It can also help them understand what they‘re going through. The illustrations and comic book set up are engaging.

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This graphic novel has very simple illustrations but they still get across the essential poignance of the main character‘s childhood struggles. Very good story and very eye opening for those who do not live with deafness.

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This B graphic novel is a great addition to any classroom library. Conversation about children and people with special needs so important if we are to start spreading awareness and acceptance to younger generations. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/el-deafo is a great resource I found that teaches could use if they used this book as a guided read.

kennedimartin UDL 1.2 and 1.3 would be great principles to exercise with this book because it would show acceptance and it would also show students of the different ways of reading and enjoying a book, rather than the traditional reading out of a paper-back book. ESOL 16 would be good for all students with this novel because it would not only support English grammar skills but also comprehension to revisit key ideas. #lae3414sp19 9mo
sydneydaniels This book is a great way to have students accept students with special needs. A great addition to a classroom library! 9mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. 9mo
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wmaxflowers
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”El Deafo” is a Newbery Honor book biography (B) book by Cece Bell. This book depicts story of a young girl who goes deaf, and her journey of learning to adapt to her new life. This would be a great book for an author study (AS). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
(Critical Reading and Making Inferences section)
http://cbldf.org/2015/06/using-graphic-novels-in-education-el-deafo/
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 7.2 and ESOL 36.
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DrSpalding I agree that this book would be an excellent choice for an author study being that it is a memoir. Again, make sure you describe your plan and aligned strategies and principles. 9mo
Ms.Bursey El Draco definitely is one of my favorite books. I love how it is a graphic novel and is such a simple read to follow. The message behind the book is also a very good . 9mo
SofiaRoselli I was intrigued by this book. I have yet to read it, but i am definitely planning on it! It looks like a great book to open students to and have them learn the message behind it. 9mo
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Rissa1
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This boy just called me into his room and then started crying. He doesn't want El Deafo to end, and was upset because he only had a few pages left. #proudmommoment #raisingreaders.

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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Such a wonderful, sweet book...Bell's memoirs of growing up deaf are relatable to anyone who's ever been to school. My 4 year old enjoyed it too!

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Cute graphic novel memoir about CeCe learning to cope with her hearing loss by imagining that her hearing aids and lip-reading skills are her superpower. She addresses the frustrations of trying to make friends, such as people always signing to her, speaking too loudly and slowly, or labeling her as "the deaf girl." Favorite part was the challenges of lip-reading, and how her dad's moustache makes everything sound like "Muffa uffa wuffa"! ?

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Krisjericho
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I read this one because my daughter loves it. I‘m glad I did. As the author states, this is not a story about deafness in general - it is her experience, as a once hearing child in a hearing family in the 1970s. It felt real. Every kid can relate to being the outsider and wanting to fit in. The only thing I didn‘t like was the representation that the kids at the end were being nice, when in actuality, they were taking advantage of Cece.

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Rissa1
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So cute. Super excited to share this with my son. I shared this image with my mom. She tells a story of one of her favorite teachers, and making warm and fuzzies in high school. #becauseofLitsy 5⭐

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Rissa1
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A snuggly dog and a new book, is anything better?

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WoodsKatie
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El Deafo was written and illustrated by Cece Bell is (B) that won a Newbery Award. This story is a graphic novel about the author Cece, a young girl who lost her hearing at the age of 4. The story takes you through her experiences in Elementary School with teachers, friends, and family. There is a fun twist! The characters are bunnies! Ages 8-18 can enjoy this book.

WoodsKatie This would be best in a LC to discuss the story as well as the graphics. This satisfies UCL Guideline 3.3 and ESOL Strategy 30. I found a series of activities to do with a class when used in a unit. The class can do journal entries as well as activities based on groupings of chapters. https://www.edhelper.com/books/El_Deafo.htm #LAE3414sp19 11mo
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Fantastic #diversemiddlegrade graphic novel for #booked2019! This is the fictionalization of the author‘s actual experience of going deaf following a meningitis infection in the 1970s. Each disability is unique, and Cece‘s parents did a lot to keep her in the hearing world. My mom contracted polio at 7, and lived very much in the walking world until I was in high school. That is probably why I have a soft spot for diverse-ability books! 5⭐️

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this book! My hearing changed precipitously in my late 40s, and this helped me see my hearing aids with a little wry humor despite the frustrations. Cede does such a great job and I love how your review captures it! ♥️♥️ 11mo
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! 💕💕 It‘s wonderful how an excellent author can make you see yourself in a different light. I‘m reading my third fat positive book after a disappointing doctor‘s appointment. And I may be obese, but I am healthy, I exercise, and generally feel good about myself. I am on a drug that has slowed my metabolism. Thank God for Roxane Gay, Lindy West, Kelsey Miller, etc! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks I‘m so glad those books are there for you! I‘ve been thinking about listening to Shrill again, in light of some other recent reads. And of course, her upcoming series. 11mo
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Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Shrill is such a great audiobook. I hope the series does her book justice! She has another book coming out in May, and I‘m thinking about using an Audible credit to preorder when it‘s available. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks yes, I have that new book on my list also! 11mo
Cinfhen Beautiful review 💕 11mo
Cinfhen Just to let you know I already marked you down for #DiverseMiddleGrade with the book 11mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I have that one checked out now. I‘m reading it in the next couple of days. There may have been a mix up from when I posted about Drama regarding the Ottawa Catholic schools ruling about a ban. It took me this long to get it from the library!! Very popular book!! 11mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen And thank you! 😘🥰 11mo
Cinfhen Oh, you‘re right!! Now I see...you were thinking of using that book. I‘ll switch it.... 11mo
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Ms.Bursey
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El Deafo written by Cece Bell is one of my ABSOLUTE favorites to read❤️. This Newbery Honor Book is a must-have in your classroom. El Deafo is an LC read and is considered fiction. In El Deafo we meet Cece Bell who has suffered from hearing loss at a very young age, and her experiences with the Phonic Ear. The Phonic Ear is a hearing aid that allows her to hear things to a depth that sometimes she doesn‘t want to hear. Ultimately Cece turns into

Ms.Bursey El Deafo and just wants to feel loved and fit in. She begins to pave the way for herself and meets the friend that she‘s always wanted and was hopeful for. This book is a good read for a literature circle for my future classroom. And during each meeting we would have a class discussion. Asking questions like “how do you think you would feel if you were In Cece‘s shoes?” “If you could have an alter ego who and what would it be and why?” The UDL 11mo
Ms.Bursey strategies in this book are 8.3 and 9.1 . The ESOL strategies for this book are 2: Promote cooperation (small groups) and 3: Encourage self-talk (positive thinking). ❤️ https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/el-deafo-by-cece-bell/ 11mo
DrSpalding Wonderful book, wonderful resource, good questions! 9mo
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El Deafo by Cece Bell (NF, LC, *New York Times Best Seller and Newbery Honor) was one of the most heart warming and enjoyable books that I have read in a long time. The graphic novel format made it feel fun, while the actual meaning behind the story was empowering, making it a great book to be read all cuddled up in a blanket. How Cece used her ailment to her benefit in a comical way, instead of letting it bring her down, was so nice to see.

gnewman This Newbery Honor would be great to talk about in a literature circle. Having another person's perspective on the story is always nice to hear, especially if they have an eye for the details in the graphics. Sometimes, the graphics tell a small story themselves. Thus, the literature circle style leads me to the UDL Principles that this book uncovers. They are Self Regulation, Sustaining Effort & Persistance, and Comprehension. 11mo
gnewman This also goes along with the EL strategy of teaching think, pair, and share techniques in cooperative groups. Often, giving the EL a safe outlet to express themselves will aid them in their English development and comprehension. In addition, I can envision students getting a much better understanding of this book from their literature circles. As a group, they can complete a crossword puzzle to solidify their comprehension of the book. 11mo
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gnewman To be more specific with the UDL Principles, within Self Regulation, students will be learn 9.2: Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies and 9.3: Develop self-assessment and reflection. Within the Sustaining Effort & Persistance category, students will be exposed to 8.1: Heighten salience of goals and objectives, 8.3: Foster collaboration and community, and 8.4: Increase mastery-oriented feedback. 10mo
gnewman Finally, within Comprehension, students will be able to 3.1: Activate background knowledge, 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships, 3.3: Guide information processing and visualization, and 3.4: Maximize transfer and generalization. 10mo
DrSpalding Remember that this is a memoir which means it is what genre? You have noted non-fiction on your table of contents… Close but not quite. 9mo
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"El Deafo" (B) written and illustrated by Cece Bell is a champions story! It's about overcoming, becoming, and the friends you will inevitably meet along the way. This Newbery Award Honor is great for ELLs. The autobiography follows Cece, a student with deafness, and her hurdles through school and friendships. ELLs will sympathize with the communication barrier but also understand when Cece should ask for clarification (ESOL 4). #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 #lae3414sp19 This is a graphic novel format and is fantastic for visual learning styles UDL (1.3). The strategy for students that I'd utilize is choral reading. As soon as the book is opened, it surprises students, and they get so excited to read it. Having students read it together would help bring the book down to a lower level reader who is interested in reading the book because of the pictures. 11mo
dayuso1 The following link is for a multiple extensions activity, which includes an author interview. This would increase the students relationship with the source material. https://katherinewanner.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/el-deafo-classroom-activities/
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DrSpalding I am so happy that you selected this book. Literature circles work well so that you can discuss the rich images but choral reading could work as well. 9mo
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El Deafo is hearing-impaired Cece's alter ego superhero !! It's not easy making friend connections when you're different.

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KiePen
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I stole this book from my friend @icy2 (thanks for the btw.) It was absolutely wonderful! I couldn't picture anyway they could do it better. I cared for 'El Deafo' (:p) like I would my own friend. I highly suggest this to anyone!

icy2 I agree. This book was awesome! 14mo
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I enjoyed this graphic memoir. Per usual with graphic novels, I wanted more story and character development. But I did appreciate the insight into a childhood different from my own.

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Bell‘s graphic novel memoir about growing up deaf is a marvelous book about friendship, acceptance, & childhood. Starting at a new school is never easy—especially when you wear a Phonic Ear so you can hear your teachers better. She feels awkward & embarrassed until she discovers that it gives her a superpower—she can hear her teachers wherever they are in the building! A funny & heartwarming graphic novel perfect for all ages.

Readingismyescape Loved this one. And the 4th & 5th graders adored it as well. 💜 1y
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Asuarez03
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Such a great book to show young children to embrace their differences. A wonderful explanation of disabilities, acceptance, and self-confidence. The pictures really help tell the story because it expresses what words fail to do. Highly recommend for young readers.

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Jerdencon
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My 4th grader has been raving about this so I promised to read it tonight.... but I still have to start Lethal White!

Blaire It‘s really good!! 1y
KiePen It's amazing! You should so get on it! 14mo
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moarbookspleaze
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Visited two local indies tonight. I‘ve been in a slump since I finished Educated on Tuesday. Hopefully this will help. #bookhaul

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Kaylamburson
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This is a sweet graphic novel as Cece learns to live with her deafness and how to interact with others, especially when they aren‘t the kindest or are trying overly hard to help her but often in a condescending way.

I read this right after watching the movie Wonder, and they have similar themes about persevering, finding your people, and also just being kind.

Definitely recommend for young readers!

Suzze I loved this. And I had a classmate who used one of those machines when I was in elementary school in the 60‘s. 1y
Kaylamburson I also had a classmate that had a similar set-up, but instead of an aid, the teacher spoke into a microphone that came thru a speaker he put on his desk. This was the early 2000‘s, but crazy that the tech wasn‘t that different after 40 years. I wish I had this book when I was in middle school. I was never mean to him, but there was general misunderstanding in the classroom about why he had it. I wish I had known & had tried to talk to him. @Suzze 1y
IamIamIam Another great book about deafness and belonging is 1y
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Kaylamburson Sounds interesting! Just stacked!! @IamIamIam 1y
IamIamIam Selznick is an amazing storyteller and this was a gorgeously crafted book that moves so well through time! I could gush about it forever!!! Lol 1y
Kaylamburson Haha noted! Did you watch the movie, too? Any good? @IamIamIam 1y
IamIamIam 😳😳😳😳😳 Thank you for that because I had zero idea they made a movie!!!! I'll report back after I check it out!!!!! 👌👌👌 1y
Kaylamburson Hahaha I only know from scrolling through the Wonderstruck book page here on Litsy! Can‘t wait to hear what you think!! @IamIamIam 1y
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Phantasma.Maddie
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This year I really branched out into graphic novels and books like El Deafo make me thankful for that choice. I loved reading the struggles and triumphs of CeCe. It reminded me not only of my hearing issues throughout my life (none as difficult as hers), but also of the ones that childhood brings. It was fun and perfect for the back to school time that as an adult I miss. Wonderful book. #ElDeafo #CeceBell

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Phantasma.Maddie
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Starting off my autumn feelings right with a 24-Hour Solo Readathon. This is my stack for today, with a GASP that I have only ever read the first in the Harry Potter series. I‘m trying to read all 7 this month and still read a selection of other fiction, making a readathon a perfect answer. Have you read any of these books? Thoughts? #TheKissQuotient #HarryPotter #AThousandBeginningsAndEndings #Rashomon #StarDust #Hereville #ElDeafo #Readathon

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lesliemarie
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One of my friends bought this for my daughter's birthday last month. She told me I have to read it so I am.

BarbaraJean This is so good!! 1y
Readingismyescape Loved this one. So much heart. 1y
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RachLovesTV
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An adorable, funny book about learning to accept and celebrate the ways we are different from others. This is one of my 9-year-old niece Maya's favorite books, and it's easy to see why. The art is super cute, and the message is clear. It's ok to be different, and as you get older and figure out who you are, you'll feel more comfortable and confident in sharing your true self with others, and making real, lasting friendships.

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Sarz
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Cute little comic with autobiographical content. The story follows a young girl who is made deaf as a result of a childhood illness. It shows the difficulties for children when they are made to feel different from others.

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obviateit
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Lovely book. I highly recommend it.