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El Deafo
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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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cottagelantern
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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4/5 ⭐️s
this personal story tackles a serious subject and a difficult set of circumstances with humor and bravery. I appreciated how the author depicted her disability as both a superpower and something difficult and frustrating (as someone with disabilities, this was very relatable for me!). graphic novels really work well for educational purposes/memoir, and this is probably my favorite one that I have read thus far.

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A friend from bookclub has been wanting me to read this for a while now. It‘s a great middle grades graphic novel to highlight deafness or really any disability. It touches a lot on feelings and being different from your peers. #ReadHarder23 ~a graphic novel that represents disabilities
#Pop23 ~a book with a rabbit on the cover

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What a great middle grade graphic novel!
Cici got meningitis when she was 4, and lost most of her hearing. This is her story of adapting to hearing aids and growing her self confidence and self acceptance until fifth grade.
Based on the author‘s own childhood.

Pictured with the somewhat elusive Igor, who came out from under his covers to watch a bug that got in the house.

dabbe Another photo contest winner and pic that made my day! #incredibleigor 💕 1y
Texreader I do wish this book was around when my daughter was little. She was born with a birth defect and went completely dead in her left ear at about 4. It probably would have helped me and her understand what was happening better. I would spontaneously cry often about it. 16 years later we are much better but she had some tough times growing up mostly because of it. 1y
IndoorDame Hi Igor 😻 1y
RaeLovesToRead Igor!!! 🥰🥰🥰 *boop* 1y
Tamra Both my kids loved it and have read it multiple times! 1y
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Robotswithpersonality
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An earnest window into the personal experience of a deaf child, I also found it a bit of a cultural artefact as it is relating memories of a childhood in the 1970s. The art is sweet, and there are literal warm fuzzies! Also fully identify with Batman being the favoured superhero of my formative years. An engaging lesson in empathy. Highly recommended, don't forget the Author's Note in the back!

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#StoryGraph: nonfiction graphic novel memoir middle grade funny hopeful informative fast-paced
|first published 2014

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.

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Today was Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character at school & my daughter wanted to be El Deafo!!! This book is a household favorite & it was a pleasure to make this happen!!!

monalyisha LOVE! 😍 2y
IamIamIam @monalyisha 🥰🥰🥰 2y
jlhammar Fantastic costume! Love that book. 2y
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IamIamIam @jlhammar Thanks!!! 😁😁 I love that she was so excited about it!!! 2y
tpixie Great costume!!! 2y
IamIamIam @tpixie Thanks so much!!! 2y
tpixie @IamIamIam and sweet girl 👧🏻 2y
IamIamIam @tpixie 🥰🥰🥰 2y
mrp27 Love it!! 2y
IamIamIam @mrp27 Thanks!!! 2y
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Smrloomis
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This has been on my list forever so I‘m glad I finally read it. It‘s excellent and I highly recommend it!

jlhammar Agree, loved this one! 2y
Smrloomis @jlhammar 👍🏽 2y
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Cece Bell‘s life changed drastically when at 4 years old, meningitis left her hearing severely impaired. In this graphic novel memoir, she shares how she felt during her elementary school years, how she embraced her differences. She chose not to learn to sign, and had to wear a big hearing aid to school, making her feel embarrassed and worried at first, but soon learnt it became her ‘superpower‘.

erzascarletbookgasm An insightful personal account of growing up with loss of hearing.
#MiddleGradeMarch #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime
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jlhammar Loved this one! I guess there is an El Deafo Apple TV+ animated series now. 2y
TheBookHippie I love this book. 2y
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I loved this book. Even being animals I felt pulled in and was emotionally attached. I really liked the end when the author explains how this is not a book that explains all deaf people‘s feelings but mine as a child.

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Rachiiebookdragon
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Read as part of the @DeweysReadathon #deweys24hourreadathon Pre-game and for a prompt for @bookriot #readharderchallenge2021 😊 An interesting and insightful, the 2nd book this month I have read about Deaf culture 😊 4/5

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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I enjoyed this. This is a story meant for kids. There were a lot of up and down emotions in this one, and she sprinkled in some humour at times, as well.

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El Deafo! The Superhero for the hearing impaired! This book was great. It really gave an honest at how CeCe felt growing up deaf and how she handled it. I hope everyone recommends it to all the kids they know - and adults! It was witty, empathetic, the graphics were great, and CeCe Bell is married to Tom Angleberger! I‘m sure they make an outstanding team. #100YEARS100BOOKS #BookSpinBingo #11 #MGMarch book #19!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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I read my first graphic novel. Nope, not kidding. ☺

Based on the author's childhood experiences with her phonic ear, this was heartwarming & educational. I imagine that this is being read, in a lot of school classrooms, much like Wonder.

⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

EvieBee Wow! Congrats on a new genre! What‘s next on the menu? 3y
mom2bugnbee @EvieBee Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. Also not my typical genre! 3y
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Butterfinger
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Love this graphic novel. It brings to mind the special people in my life who are hard of hearing: Nicholas, when he received his cochlear implant I had a special microphone and I would sing, "Hello Darling, it's nice to see you." I was blessed to teach him for 2 years. He died of methane poisoning when he was in 6th grade. His father was not sober on a cold night and he left the generator going on the inside of the house. He would've been 20.

Butterfinger Mrs. Kirkpatrick, a wonderful principal, who reads lips. She has never treated it as a disability and you would never know it, but she understands that she has to advocate for herself and she will tell you she needs to see your lips. She has been on my mind so much this past year because of the masks. I'm sure she makes her staff wear see-through ones. #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 4/5 #BBRC @LibrarianRyan @Sarahreadstoomuch 3y
jessinikkip I love seeing boks that represent desfness well. Being deaf myself, it means a lot to actually see it. Seen some really bad ones before, of course, you can tell who does their research 3y
Sarahreadstoomuch I love this book, but your first story/connection broke my heart ❤️ how tragic. 3y
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LibrarianRyan 😁❤️👍🏻 3y
Butterfinger @Sarahreadstoomuch I was crying when I read the book. There were so many similarities. 3y
Butterfinger @Jessieleah I did think about tagging you. 😊 3y
Jessieleah @Butterfinger hahahaha thanks! 😊 3y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
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Kali
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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I love how this book captures what her childhood was like, the way she felt. As a hearing person, I will never understand how isolating deafness can be, so this book can really be an eye opener into how people's differences can make them feel alone.

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@ozma.of.oz

1: oh, of course! Graphic novels have to structure the plot differently, because they‘re just one large installation instead of several short ones.
2: damn this is an awesome book
3: stylized. If you knew me irl you‘d know I love anime.

BookmarkTavern What a cute style for 2! Thanks for posting! 4y
Fantasy_bookworm @ozma.of.oz 😊 4y
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ImperfectCJ
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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I read this on Kindle so I missed out on David Lasky's colors, but even in black-and-white, it's a lovely story. My son and I read it together, and despite some cringing I did seeing some of my own gaffes on the pages, I liked how it opened up conversation between us and helped give us both a different perspective on deafness, on disability vs difference, and on our interactions with deaf relatives and friends.

#bookspinbingo

Bits This has been on my tbr list forever! Do you have a connection to Deaf culture? I'm a teacher at a deaf school. 4y
ImperfectCJ @Bits My spouse's cousin and her husband are deaf, and they moved to our area last year to work in a deaf school so we're able to visit with them a lot more than before (only virtually at the moment, but they're helping us learn more ASL so when we get together in person again we're not tempted to lean on their kids to interpret so much). And that's our little bit of a connection to Deaf culture. :-) 4y
Bits @ImperfectCJ Cool! That's really awesome you're both learning ASL! It makes such a difference. Good luck with it! 😁 4y
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ImperfectCJ @Bits Thank you! May I ask what you teach at your school? Are there challenges with the current pandemic situation that are unique to your student population? 4y
ValerieAndBooks @ImperfectCJ @Bits I‘m Deaf myself so can say good for you all learning/using ASL ! Clear masks and/or clear face shields should be a must for sure in the Deaf schools. Facial expressions and mouth morphemes are a vital part of ASL. 4y
Bits @ImperfectCJ @ValerieAndBooks I teach high school English. Yes, there are a lot of challenges with face coverings. Clear masks have fog and glare issues that obstruct clarity and shields are meant to be used with a mask. A lot of signs have touch points on the face. Basically no matter what you do it's going to impede some aspect of the language. ⬇️ 4y
Bits ... I'm very thankful that my school did change their plan and we are now staying virtual for the first quarter (due to high levels in our city). Modern technology isn't perfect but it allowed us to communicate naturally last spring and I'm looking forward to continuing online in a couple weeks. @ImperfectCJ @ValerieAndBooks 4y
ImperfectCJ @ValerieAndBooks The facial expressions are challenging for me, even without masks. I don't think I'm generally very facially expressive and it takes a good bit of effort to remember to do it (and even more to not worry about looking silly). The word "morpheme" is pretty awesome, btw. 4y
ImperfectCJ @Bits I wondered that about the clear masks knowing how easily my glasses fog when I'm not even breathing directly on them. There seem to be no perfect solutions in this situation, but I like seeing some of the innovations people are coming up with. 4y
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ImperfectCJ
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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"I was a regular little kid."

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

BarbaraTheBibliophage Love this book! 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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I love a good medically topical nonfiction book, and while they don‘t always include disability, it‘s not uncommon. Here are a few.

Tagged book
Fire in my Eyes by Brad Snyder
The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
Life Disrupted by Laurie Edwards (also In the Kingdom of the Sick, same author)
Battle for Grace by Cynthia Touissant
The Last Best Cure by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
How to be Sick by Toni Bernhard
Waking by Matthew Sanford

#integrateyourshelf

KVanRead I forgot about Diving Bell - LOVE that one! This looks like a great list - I will be checking these out. 4y
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KVanRead
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Looking forward to seeing everyone‘s posts on this one as I definitely want to expand my reading in this area.

The two that come to mind are the tagged graphic novel and Jenny Lawson‘s Furiously Happy both of which I loved.

I‘ve heard good things about Disability Visibility and have added to my groaning TBR.

#IntegrateYourshelf #DisabilityAwarenessMonth

ChasingOm I loved this graphic novel too — I just left my copy of it in a Little Free Library in downtown Huntington, WV. 😄 And YES, Jenny Lawson is a treasure!! 4y
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KVanRead @ChasingOm That‘s lovely! 4y
ValerieAndBooks El Deafo is great! I have Disability Visibility stacked already. 4y
KVanRead @ValerieAndBooks Glad to know you liked El Deafo! Will look forward to your thoughts on Disability Visibility 4y
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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Have not read a graphic novel in ages, so I chose this one for the #ReadWithMrBook prompt #BooksAndDisabilities. And I liked it. It was heartwarming and easy going.

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At four years old, a childhood illness results in Cece losing her hearing. This is her fictionalised memoir of growing up in the 70s/80s, wearing a large ‘phonic ear‘ to school, not wanting to be treated differently, struggling to make friends and taking refuge in the superpowers of her alter-ego ‘El Deafo‘.

It‘s a sweet, optimistic story - totally recommended.

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My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL7e4HZQOdM

Enjoy!

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Hestapleton
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It‘s fine I just WEPT my way through this cute #ownvoices MG graphic memoir about the author growing up after losing her hearing. Bell writes movingly about the experience of deafness as a child and contextualizes her experience in a great author‘s note at the end. I learned a lot and want to save this to share with my kids one day. #BBRC ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book 3/12 for #bfc28

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ChasingOm
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Is anyone else doing the #BookRiot 2020 #ReadHarder challenge? I love the podcast they do for Book Riot Insiders about the challenge, and the first one of 2020 made me want to jump in & recommend one of my favorite #YANonFiction reads, as well as note which books I've checked out to satisfy this prompt for my Reading Harder self. 😄

The tagged book is an amazing graphic memoir for young adult/middle grade readers. Highly recommend!

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keetoncarter
El Deafo | Cece Bell

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
El Deafo | Cece Bell
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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? 5y
Chrissyreadit @revenge4porgy maybe audiobooks? Good luck with your surgery! 5y
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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. 5y
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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
El Deafo | Cece Bell

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

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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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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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. 5y
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! 🤣🤗😘 5y
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is really well done 👍🏻 💙 5y
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alisiakae I love this book. 💙💙 5y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Don't pass this one up! It's a really quick read too. 💓 5y
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft I'm kind of sorry it took me so long to get to! 5y
alisiakae @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! 5y
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. 5y
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! 5y
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 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ValerieAndBooks Oh yes, noisy places are so much harder. Hearing aids make everything loud and it‘s so hard to focus. 5y
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! 😂🤗 5y
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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 5y
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 😊 5y
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! 5y
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ValerieAndBooks Thanks for the info and for all you do to encourage reading 😊! 5y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 5y
DrSpalding Publisher resource and an endorsement for this book by a reader besides me...I love it! 5y
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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! 5y
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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! 5y
Christine Love El Deafo!! 💙 5y
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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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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El Deafo | Cece Bell

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

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megansimon
El Deafo | Cece Bell

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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megansimon
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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.