by Cece Bell
It's a graphic novel! The main character is deaf! It's an autobiography!
Cece was an average kid until she contracted a disease at age four which left her profoundly deaf. This occurred in an era when technology was just beginning to be useful in aiding comprehension of language. Ms. Bell does a wonderful job creating showcasing her childhood struggles and successes.
Cece makes her way through school with a specialized hearing aid. She quickly discovers her ability to hear her teacher anywhere in the building - even the bathroom. She uses that power to create a secret identity for herself; she becomes El Deafo.
This is a great read for anyone who enjoys superheroes. I'd also recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind.