Roundtable Reading: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    Suzy Mead is a librarian at Washington Elementary School in Berkeley.

At Cece’s old school, everyone in her class was deaf. Here, at her new school, she is sure everyone is staring at her Phonic Ear, the powerful hearing aid strapped to her chest. But Cece makes a startling discovery. With her Phonic Ear, she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere in the school—in the hallway, the teacher’s lounge, anywhere! This is power. Maybe even a superpower! Read this lively graphic novel with us, and see whether Cece learns to channel her powers to find what she wants most, a true friend.

About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 3 PM, ready to read!