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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Titles with Trailers Tuesday: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Today's post is the first in this series to feature a graphic novel. New to the library this year was Cece Bell's autobiographical graphic novel El Deafo.

Cece Bell's work is already familiar to us in the library; one of her books, Bee-Wigged, was an Iowa Goldfinch Award nominee a few years ago, and we also have Rabbit & Robot in the library.

Unlike some of her previous books, El Deafo is loosely based on her own childhood and her experiences as someone who struggled to make friends, especially as a child who was hard of hearing and wearing a hearing aid, the Phonic Ear. Even though she can now hear, the Phonic Ear also allows her to hear things that she maybe shouldn't, which leads to some interesting moments. 

If you want to learn more about any of her books, read her biography, or find out more about upcoming releases, you can visit her official website.

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