El Deafo

El Deafo

Book - 2014
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Oct 18, 2020

Great book about growing up deaf (from meningitis like me) and making friends.

Sep 01, 2020

What a fun book! I can see this book being read to preschoolers or kindergartners to give them some insight about people in the deaf community. Definitely recommend!

Aug 31, 2020

best book I've read just checked it out for the 5th time

Jun 27, 2020

I love this book so much

ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

I'm so grateful that books like this—books that bring us new voices, books that teach empathy—exist. Read it with your kids or by yourself. It's well worth the time and you're sure to find some relatable bit of childhood in these pages.

Mar 25, 2020

I am a 6 year old who read this book. I really liked it. The girl Cece was a very nice person! The moral of the book is "Do not be shy, be courageous".
I recommend this book for ages 6 and higher.

Mar 06, 2020

I like the book.Because the girl in the book can not hear I feel sad for her

Jan 24, 2020

It was a good book but i don't think i would read it again...

Jan 02, 2020

The book "El Deafo" was not very appealing to me.

sarahbru17 Aug 14, 2019

Writing: 9/10
Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Visuals: 10/10
I loved this graphic novel. What a privilege to get this perspective on Cece Bell's deaf experience in such a fun, engaging manner. I loved that some of the conflicts derived from Cece's audio and visual difficulties, but many also derived from her relationships, so there was a balance throughout. The comic book style was cute, but still dynamic and relatable.

Jun 02, 2019

It is a really funny book specially for kids. I loved it hope you do too.

Apr 09, 2019

One of the best children's graphic novels of all time.

Feb 20, 2019

El Deafo is a very powerful and meaningful graphic memoir.

Nov 04, 2018

This graphic novel is the complete package. The book itself is beautifully colored and a pleasure to hold in your hands. Cece Bell's story is at times quirky, funny and emotional to read. I really loved it and the opportunity to grow in empathy for people who have varying degrees of deafness. The Author's Note at the end is also so informative and helpful. "Our differences are our superpowers." Thank you for that message, Cece!

Jul 21, 2018

This book showed how that new schools mean nothing and neither do hearing aids. It shows courage, bravery and fun. I would recommend this book to anyone.

Apr 30, 2018

In this charming, autobiographical, children's graphic novel Cece Bell illustrates her experiences as a child who lost her hearing due to illness at the age of four. Humorous, heartwarming and illuminating.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

A delightful autobiography of the author's childhood while dealing with hearing loss

ArapahoeSarahD Nov 12, 2017

Growing up isn't always easy. Neither is moving to a new town or making new friends or trying to do all of that while dealing with sudden deafness. This brave little girl found her way by becoming her own hero.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

The author's story of growing up with hearing loss, and her unique (one might even say "super") way of dealing with it. Good for anybody who loved Wonder by R. J. Palacio or who likes stories of kids overcoming difficulties to become even better.

Oct 17, 2017

So Good!!!!!!

LPL_MeredithW Oct 07, 2017

Funny and charming, with cute art and a very thought-provoking afterword. Recommended!

Sep 05, 2017

My 8-year old son was reluctant to read it because it seemed sad, but then read it 2 or 3 times in a row and took it with him on vacation. It's a great book, well drawn and written. More hopeful and funny than sad. Recommended to all.

Aug 29, 2017

Read this graphic novel because it was the winner of the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) Young Readers Choice Award (YRCA) for 2017. I'm glad I did because it is an amazing story about accepting your differences and a window into how to communicate and treat others who are differently abled.

JCLBeckyC Aug 21, 2017

Readalikes: Raina Telgmeier, Ann M. Martin, Holly Goldberg Sloan

ArapahoeStaff12 Jul 27, 2017

After losing her hearing early in life, Cece must struggle with learning how to use hearing aids in order to get through life and school. Based on the author's childhood, this book is great for kids and adults a like!

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