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!