El Deafo by Bell, Cece (#0603RQ6)


El Deafo

by Bell, Cece
Paperback Amulet Books, 2014


From the Publisher

New York Times Bestseller

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 powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear--sometimes things she shouldn't--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 "El Deafo, Listener for All." And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she's longed for.

"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 Telgemeier's Smile (2011) and Liz Prince's Tomboy."

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 08/01/14
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 10/01/14
  • Christian Library Journal, 09/01/15
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 04/01/15
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 11/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 09/01/14
  • New York Times, 08/24/14
  • Newbery Honor, 2015
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 07/07/14
  • School Library Journal starred, 09/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: September 2, 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 305.9082
  • Classifications: Autobiography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 233 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-41971-217-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-41971-217-3
  • LCCN: 2013-955590
  • Follett Number: 0603RQ6
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 3.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 2.7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 168404EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 7
  • Lexile: 420L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: X