Wednesday, May 18, 2016

El Deafo




Last week or so, I picked up El Deafo in the bookstore while the boys were browsing.  I ended up reserving it at the library before we even left the bookstore.  It is genius.

It's a quasi-autobiographical graphic novel about a girl who grows up using a hearing aid.  It could be about being deaf, or epileptic, or diabetic, or gifted or a million other ways that kids feel different.  On the most basic level, it's just about being a person, and all that goes on under the surface.  It is so relatable and special.  

I wish I had read it as a child.  Luckily, my boys got to!



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