El Deafo

by Cece Bell

Paperback, 2014

Collection

Publication

Harry N. Abrams (2014), 248 pages

Description

Comic and Graphic Books. Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. HTML:A 2015 Newbery Honor Book & New York Times bestseller! 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… (more)

Awards

A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book (Nonfiction — 2014)
Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award (First runner-up — 2017)
Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2017)
Kirkus Prize (Finalist — Young Readers' Literature — 2014)
Sequoyah Book Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2017)
Georgia Children's Book Award (Recommended — Grades 6-8 — 2017)
Great Stone Face Book Award (Nominee — 2016)
Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Children's Fiction — 2016)
Eisner Award (Nominee — 2015)
Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades 6-8 — 2015)
William Allen White Children's Book Award (Nominee — Grades 3-5 — 2017)
Newbery Medal (Honor Book — 2015)
Bluestem Award (Nominee — 2017)
Nēnē Award (Nominee — 2018)
Oregon Reader's Choice Award (Nominee — 2017)
Blue Hen Book Award (Nominee — 2019)
Kids' Book Choice Awards (Finalist — 2015)
Golden Archer Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2016)
Charlotte Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2016)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Nominee — 2016)
Odyssey Award (Winner — Children — 2024)
Volunteer State Book Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2017)
Cocheco Readers' Award (Nominee — 2016)
Maud Hart Lovelace Award (Nominee — 2017)
Lectio Book Award (Nominee — 2017)
CYBILS Awards (Winner — 2014)
Maine Student Book Award (Winner — 2016)
Charlotte Huck Award (Honor — 2015)
Children's Favorites Awards (Selection — 2015)
Great Reads from Great Places (Virginia — 2015)
Reading Olympics (Elementary — 2024)
Project LIT Book Selection (Middle Grade — 2020)
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Kids (Fiction for Older Readers — 2014)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2014-09-02

Physical description

248 p.; 9 inches

ISBN

1419712179 / 9781419712173

Pages

248
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