El Deafo

A graphic novel written by Cece Bell, it follows Cece, a rabbit, as she goes from losing her hearing to using a strange hearing aid that allows her to hear but she still has a lot to learn from using it.

A humorous story that will appeal to fans of graphic novels. A great selling point for this book would be the fact that our protagonist is hearing disabled. To have a main character with disabilities is something some students can relate to and they will have an interest in reading it. Other stories by this author include Chuck and Woodchuck, I Yam a Donkey!, and Sock Monkey Takes a Bath.  These stories are similar to El Deafo in the sense that they are heavily illustrated and written for a younger audience. They still have their lessons to learn so these books would make a great fit in any library.

Lesson Plans: http://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=40736&a=1

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEmrTJOscvo

Bell, C., & Lasky, D. (2014). El Deafo. Harry N. Abrams.

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