El Deafo AUTHOR: Cece Bell PUBLISHER: Amulet Books COPYRIGHT DATE: 2014 GENRE: Fiction LEXILE: GN420L (GN=Graphic Novel: The book is a graphic novel or comic book.)

Just like the Lexile Framework® for Reading, a student’s Spanish Lexile reader measure can help match with appropriately challenging texts with Spanish Lexile measures. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers!

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. 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. SUMMARY: Cece loses her hearing after becoming ill and struggles with finding a new normal for communicating that doesn’t make her stand out from others. El Sistema Lexile® para Leer, the reading framework for Spanish, is an integral tool for schools across the United States. Cece also faces the The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear (including some things she wasn't intended to hear), but it also isolates her from her classmates.