El Deafo by Cece Bell

El Deafo is an amazing children’s graphic novel that discusses the important theme of disability in a sensitive yet humorous way. This book is almost like a memoir, following events and conversations that Cece Bell herself experienced but with some fictionalised portions. This realism paired with the animal characters made this book an endearing read that I just had to read in one sitting. The story itself is realistic and informative, with explanations about the deaf experience from a young perspective making this a great book to help teach children about disabilities but it is suitable for adults to enjoy. The illustrations themselves are beautiful in their simplicity and the bright colours would really make this an appealing book for younger readers. This truly is an important read for any age group and I would highly recommend it.

5 out of 5 stars!


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