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de Grummond Book Group El Deafo by Cece Bell

Join us Thursday, May 21, 2015, for the de Grummond Book Group. Each month we meet to discuss influential works of children's and young adult literature. At the May meeting, we will discuss El Deafo by Cece Bell. In this insightful and humorous graphic novel memoir, Cece Bell portrays growing up with a giant hearing aid strapped to her chest. Themes of navigating a new school, sleepovers, finding a true friend and a first crush make this book universal in appeal. El Deafo, a Newbery Honor Book, shows that our differences are gifts that “can be turned into something amazing.”

The de Grummond Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the de Grummond Exhibit Room on the second floor of Cook Library (between the Library Administration office and the School of Library and Information Science). Adults interested in reading and discussing children’s literature are welcome.

For more information about the de Grummond Book Group, contact Ellen Ruffin at Ellen.Ruffin@usm.eduor 601.266.6543. To receive email about the meeting schedule and book selections, subscribe to the book group’s listserv at https://mailman.usm.edu/mailman/listinfo/degr-ummondbookgroup.

 
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