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Cece Bell

Autor/a de El Deafo

18+ obres 3,918 Membres 442 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Inclou el nom: Cece Bell

Crèdit de la imatge: Cece Bell signs books for fans at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Edmond Joe/For the Library of Congress.By Library of Congress Life - 20190831EJ0634.jpg, CC0,


Obres de Cece Bell

El Deafo (2014) 2,884 exemplars
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover (2012) 268 exemplars
I Yam a Donkey! (2015) 148 exemplars
Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! (2019) 111 exemplars
Bee-Wigged (2008) 110 exemplars
Itty Bitty (2009) 58 exemplars
Rabbit and Robot and Ribbit (2016) 51 exemplars
Sock Monkey Rides Again (2006) 44 exemplars
You Loves Ewe! (2019) 42 exemplars
Chuck and Woodchuck (2016) 29 exemplars

Obres associades

Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. (2017) — Col·laborador — 173 exemplars
Comics Squad #2: Lunch! (2016) — Autor — 119 exemplars
Crankee Doodle (2013) — Il·lustrador — 114 exemplars
Bug Patrol (2013) — Il·lustrador — 97 exemplars
The Best American Comics 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
College of William & Mary
Angleberger, Tom (husband)



I read this immediately after I read True Biz which is a book I loved. I think I would have enjoyed this book even more than I did if I hadn’t just read that book. I couldn’t help but compare even though they are very different books. I probably would have also enjoyed this book even more if I’d read the author’s note in the back before I read the book.

The author’s note in the back of the book is great. I appreciate her for saying that she can tell only her story and that every deaf person has their own experience and I respect that but It was such a different perspective from the author of the book True Biz that I struggled with what this author experienced. I did love how her mother tried to enroll her in ASL classes when she was young but she did not want to learn sign language. She used two different kinds of hearing aids (the Phonic Ear and more traditional hearing aids) as a child and learned to lip read. In the author’s note she says she feels comfortable in the hearing world (her entire family is hearing) even though as an adult she’s come to appreciate sign language. I don’t know if she uses sign though or how much she might use it. She was hearing until an illness at age 4 damaged her hearing. The school she first attended for just a brief time was a school for deaf children but they were not taught sign; lip reading was taught. After that she was always in mainstream school. She was able to hear her teacher with the Phonic Ear when the teacher was wearing its companion device. She had to try to lip read to communicate with everyone else.

Her resistance to learning and using sign language had to do with not wanting to look different and be the center of attention for that reason. That makes sense since most kids hate feeling different.

This is a well done story about elementary school friendships and their problems and sometimes their joys.

I got a kick reading about her particular superpower and can see why it would have made her popular with other children. Great fun!

Lovely photo of the author as a young girl in the back of the book! She was adorable.

This is a good graphic autobiography. The delightful illustrations are perfect for helping to tell this story! The book has humor and there is a lot of poignancy. It’s very touching. She seems to clearly remember her childhood years and what it felt like to be a child.

It’s well done. I really liked it. As I said, I do wish I’d read the author’s note or details about the author’s life before I read the book but I’m glad the “a note from the author” and the “acknowledgments” were included as they were interesting and they helped me better understand her life and the story that she told. The text info at the end brought my rating up to a solid 4 from maybe 3-2/3.

How funny. I know the Goodreads count is off on my shelves including, I assume, my read shelf and my reviewed shelf, but I see that this book is counted as the 5,000th book I’ve marked as read.
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Lisa2013 | Hi ha 354 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2024 |
Starting a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest. At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here she is different. She is sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends. Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom, but anywhere her teacher is in the school -- in the hallway ... in the teacher's lounge ... in the bathroom! This is power, maybe even superpower. Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, listener for all. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it's just another way of feeling different ... and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?… (més)
Lake_Oswego_UCC | Hi ha 354 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
A completely silly take on homonyms. Ewe is a popular gal, but it causes some confusion.
sloth852 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 2, 2024 |
I really loved this graphic novel. It was inspired by a true story and shows but the typical issues school like friends and family and how complicated all that is. But the heart of this novel, is here dealing with being deaf and how the effects her whole life school, friends and family. I thought this book ahd a fun take a on the superhero elements, it was super quick emotional read and one that reminded me of a my own learning issues, it was book that made me smile and cry!!
lmauro123 | Hi ha 354 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |



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