El Deafo - Cece Bell

In this graphic novel, Cece goes through the challenges of losing her hearing after becoming sick. She is given a huge hearing aid to strap to her chest and wear over her clothes. As Cece goes to school, she encounters more challenges and soon becomes "El Deafo, Listener for All!" Becoming El Deafo gives her the confidence she needs to continue to overcome her difficulties with friends and school. She soon meets friends that accept her for who she is and embraces her differences.

A great activity for student to do after reading this book is coming up with a superhero name and power and writing a story about it. 

Grade Level: 5-10

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