El Deafo

A Graphic Novel


A deluxe edition of the beloved, bestselling graphic novel memoir about a hearing aid that grants “superpowers”


ISBN: 9781419748318 Category:

Cece Bell


A superpowered special edition of Cece Bell’s #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel El Deafo with 40 pages of all-new material.

Now an Apple+ animated TV series!

A Newbery Honor Book

What does it take for a student with hearing loss and a hearing aid to become a superhero?

Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece’s class was deaf. Here, she’s different. She’s 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?

El Deafo is a book that will entertain children, give hearing-impaired children a hero of their own, and challenge others to consider an experience unlike their own. Like other great works for children, it provides the opportunity for young readers to consider how they would act or react in a similar situation, helping to build empathy and understanding through the power of story. Here is a book that teaches and entertains and inspires.

El Deafo: Superpowered Edition is a must-have collector’s edition for existing fans and the perfect gift for new readers, with 40 all-new pages of childhood photographs, early sketches, notes from Cece, and much more!

Additional information

Weight 681 g
Dimensions 15.8 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 13 October 2020
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.8 x 23.6 cm
Weight 681 g


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Cece Bell is the author of the Newbery Honor Book and Eisner Award winner El Deafo, which received four starred reviews and was a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of Rabbit and Robot, winner of a Geisel Honor. Bell lives with her husband, the author Tom Angleberger, in Christiansburg, Virginia.