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    El Deafo – Cece Bell

    Starting a new school is always scary. But try being Cece, a first grader going to a school for ‘normal’ kids after spending kindergarden with those just like her. You see Cece is deaf. She needs hearing aids just to be able to hear a person and even then she cant understand them a lot of the time. Now she has the Phonic Ear, which is massive and will make the other kids stare. Whats worse is that the teacher has to wear a microphone and Cece has to explain why in front of everyone. Cece struggles to make friends who see her for her and not for her differences…

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    Five Flavors of Dumb – Antony John

    “For the record, I wasn’t around the day they decided to become Dumb. If I’d have been their manager back then I’s have pointed out that the name, while accurate, was not exactly smart. If just encouraged people to question the band’s intelligence, maybe even their sanity. And the way I saw it, Dumb didn’t have much of either.” Piper is deaf, having started losing her hearing at 6 she’s had the same barbie pink hearing aids for over ten years because her parents couldn’t afford new ones, especially after they moved to a nicer area of Seattle, with higher real estate prices just so she could get into a…