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Books to Bond Over With Your Tween Reader

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20. 'El Deafo,' by Cece Bell
This 2015 Newbery Honor memoir and graphic novel chronicles the experience of its main character, Cece, when she goes deaf as a child and ultimately learns to navigate the world anew. She's endearing and convincing and the story engages with its scenes from real life and amazing dialog, including Cece's inner thoughts. 

Keep a box of tissues nearby as you follow El Deafo through mastering the Phonic Ear, handling prickly friendships, and ultimately triumph with her as she becomes proud of who she is, El Deafo!