Synopses & Reviews
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 powerfulandmdash;and very awkwardandmdash;hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hearandmdash;sometimes things she shouldnandrsquo;tandmdash;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 andldquo;El Deafo, Listener for All.andrdquo; And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend sheandrsquo;s longed for.
PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO
andquot;A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know.andquot;
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
andquot;Worthy of a superhero.andquot;
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeierandrsquo;s Smile (2011) and Liz Princeandrsquo;s Tomboy.andquot;
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
High school drama! Pirates! Emotions! The Ignatz Award-winning comic about a young man who has the power to turn into a boat is back in a new full-color graphic novel, with a never-before-seen story that combines all the ANGST of being a teen with all the THRILL of being a boat!
Praise for Teen Boat!and#160;and#160;and#160;andldquo;While I am not the John Green who illustrated this book, I am a John Green who ABSOLUTELY LOVES the unadulterated brilliance that is Teen Boat!andrdquo; andmdash;John Green, author of The Fault in Our Starsand#160;and#160;Teen Boat has always felt different from the other kids, which makes sense, since heandrsquo;s the only one who can transform into a yacht. Now, just before his high school graduation, he embarks on an epic quest of self-discovery. He learns of a mysterious city called Boatlantis, where boats are at the top of the social ladder. Can it be true? Has he finally found the place where a half boy/half boat belongs? Or will he always be torn between two worlds?and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;
About the Author
Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times
bestselling, multiple Eisner Award–winning creator of Smile
, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama
, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina grew up in San Francisco before moving to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She now lives in Astoria, New York. To learn more about Raina, visit her online at www.goRaina.com.