Tween Book Club: El Deafo

We think books are the best! Even if you only partially agree, we still want you to join us for pizza, activities, making new friends and talking books! We'll hand out the book for the next month's discussion at each meeting. Be sure to bring your library card to check out your book. Ages 9 - 11.

El Deafo by Cece Bell

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book
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 longed for.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 4:30pm