EL DEAFO by Cece Bell

El Deafo by Cece Bell was awarded a Newbery Honor this year, a rare occurrence for a graphic “novel.” It’s not really a novel, though, more a memoir in the spirit of Smile and Sisters. Like those books, this one is charmingly drawn with a winning narrator who struggles, in this case with deafness and especially her experiences in school and with friends. Both my sons and I tore through this book and enjoyed it a great deal. It’s well deserving of the Newbery Honor.

2 Responses to “EL DEAFO by Cece Bell”

  1. carolyn Says:

    I just bought this for my classroom b/c my kids are following along the march book madness.


  2. Sonora Pauley Says:

    El Deafo will be the book Christiansburg Elementary School reads for their One-Book-One-School project. Cece Bell is an old friend of CES having visited us many times sharing her Sock Monkey stories and her own personal story of overcoming a disability. She will visit CES to speak with children and families about her story as told in El Deafo.