As part of the lunch, you get books written by the authors at your table. So I was thrilled to see El Deafo by Cece Bell.
I've always loved Cece Bell's picture books. I loved El Deafo from the very first page when I read it this summer. This graphic novel/memoir by Cece Bell is based on Cece's own story of going to school with a hearing aid. Her humor and honesty make this book one that stays with you for a very long time. You can hear Cece talk about her book here and if you haven't read the book yet, it's one you'll want to run out and get today. I plan to read this book aloud to my class using a Kindle version on the smart board. I have been wanting to read a graphic novel aloud that would spark lots of great conversation and this one seems perfect.