Cece contracted meningitis when she was very young and consequently is severely hearing-impaired. She wears a hearing aid called "phonic ears" when she is at school so that she can hear her teacher and follow along with her class. Cece imagines herself to be a superhero with her ability to hear her teacher anywhere, even when her teacher goes to the teacher's lounge or the bathroom!
This graphic novel gave great insight into living with a hearing impairment. From the difficulties of lip-reading on television to convincing people not to speak extra loudly/slowly, Bell gives the reader insight into a different world. The readable graphic-novel format will make this book approachable for a wide range of children. Recommended.
Recommended for: middle grade
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
Read-Alikes: Hurt Go Happy, The Adventures of Superhero Girl,How Mirka Got Her Sword