A special edition of the New York Times-bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning graphic novel memoir. This deluxe edition of the critically acclaimed, bestselling graphic novel includes 40 extra pages of back matter, including photo references, early sketches, interviews, and more. Funny and deeply heartfelt, El Deafo chronicles the author's hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a powerful and very awkward hearing aid. The Phonic Ear allows her to hear but it also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a friend. Eventually, she's able to harness her own power and become "El Deafo, Listener for All"-and more important, declare a place for herself in the world. This is a moving and humorous memoir that helps show kids that what makes them different is what makes them extraordinary.