Everything you need to understand or teach El Deafo by Cece Bell.
El Deafo is a Newberry Honor award-winning graphic novel memoir that tells the story of Cece Bell, a kindergartener whose life undergoes a major transformation when she survives a bout with meningitis, but emerges with a hearing impairment. As she moves through elementary school, Cece slowly learns to conquer the shame she feels about her uniqueness and instead, comes to embrace her identity in a way she had never thought possible. The story of Cece and her alter ego El Deafo, a persona she invents in order to help her summon the confidence she needs to thrive, includes themes such as guilt, courage, friendship, and trust.
El Deafo Lesson Plans contain 186 pages of teaching material, including: