El Deafo by Cece Bell

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This book has been on a lot of lists. It was an honor book for the Newbery Medal (the Oscars of children’s books). There was a great article in the Washington Post titled Why everyone should read this graphic memoir. So finally, I read it. And it was great. I love hearing the author’s take on books also so I listened to this NPR interview with Cece Bell. It’s a memoir graphic novel where the author makes her disability into a super power. I think the relationship between her and her new friend is a little weird and has nothing to do with the rest of the story. It’s just a freak accident that comes in and adds a conflict? Anyway, the pictures are great and she explains her story in such a great way. I found her explanation of ASL and her rejection of it very fascinating. I just took an ASL class to integrate it into my story times and Cece was very against learning ASL. So that was an interesting POV.

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