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#1 New York Times Bestseller! Now an Apple+ Animated TV Series!Winner, John Newbery Medal What does it take for a student with hearing loss and a hearing aid to become a superhero!!?!? 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. Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere her teacher is in the school—in the hallway . . . in the teacher’s lounge . . . in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it’s just another way of feeling different . . . and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend? El Deafo is a book that will entertain children, give hearing-impaired children a hero of their own, and challenge others to consider an experience unlike their own. Like other great works for children, it provides the opportunity for young readers to consider how they would act or react in a similar situation, helping to build empathy and understanding through the power of story.
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"My sister was born with out ear drums and has to wear hearing aids probably for the rest of her life and this was her favorite book growing up and still is. It’s very relatable to her and makes her feel special and like she’s not alone and it makes me cry to know that in this world where people will stare and call her names that there is something to make her special and beautiful just the way she is 🥰 #hearingaids #graphic_novels #beautiful #coolsister"
" As a person who grew up disabled, this book is very relatable to me. I love the representation! I think it is a great book, & it can help to educate those who haven’t had those types of experiences & the stigma, loneliness and ableism that comes with it. This is a great opportunity for (especially) youth to learn more about people who are disabled, deaf, medical complications or conditions, etc. I really do believe these stories + conversations about medical issues need to be normalized!! "