Written & Illustrated by: Cece Bell
Color by: David Lasky
Published in 2014
Genre: Graphic Novel, Humor, Autobiography
Grade Level: 2-6
Newbery Honor Book 2015
Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) 2015
Summary: El Deafo is a autobiographical memoir of the author’s experiences growing up deaf, including the imaginary superhero she created to fight her battles. Cece was born hearing, but became deaf at age four after an illness. The book tells the story of the struggles she faced, the friends she made (and lost), and the “super powers” she gained with the use of her Phonic Ear.