El Deafo Summary
Cece Bell

Everything you need to understand or teach El Deafo by Cece Bell.

  • El Deafo Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 El Deafo Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

El Deafo Overview

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.

Lesson Plan

El Deafo Lesson Plans contain 186 pages of teaching material, including: