In this podcast, Cece Bell talks about what inspired her to write El Deafo, the response she has received about the book from children and adults and why friendship is so central to her books.
Read the transcript of the podcast.
Cece Bell is a children's book author and illustrator. El Deafo, her first graphic novel, is a slightly fictionalized memoir about her childhood, her hearing loss, her first crush and her quest for a true friend. She has written Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover; Itty Bitty; Bee-Wigged; the Sock Monkey series and other children books. Cece Bell lives in an old church with her husband and she works right next door in a new-ish barn.
Cece Bell's book, El Deafo, was featured as ADL's Book of the Month in April 2015.