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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

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Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl’s body. With his new public access radio show gaining popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents. His entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out that Gabe the DJ is also Elizabeth from school.

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“This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK. I’m Gabe. Welcome to my show.” My birth name is Elizabeth, but I’m a guy. Gabe. My parents think I’ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I’m right. I’ve been a boy my whole life. When you think about it, I’m like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe is my B side—not heard as often, but just as good. It’s time to let my B side play. .

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Paperback

This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK. I’m Gabe. Welcome to my show. My birth name is Elizabeth, but I’m a guy. Gabe. My parents think I’ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I’m right. I’ve been a boy my whole life. When you think about it, I’m like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe is my B side—not heard as often, but just as good. It’s time to let my B side play. .

Lexile: 600L
Copyright: 2012
Page Count: 288
Trim Size: 5.19 x 8
Rights Territory: Worldwide
Categories:
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / LGBT
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT

Kirstin Cronn-Mills is the author of Minnesota Book Award finalist The Sky Always Hears Me And the Hills Don’t Mind and Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Cronn-Mills received her doctorate degree from Iowa State University and currently teaches in North Mankato, Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and son.

Reviews and Awards

“A kind and satisfyingly executed portrait.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Every so often a book comes along that is so sharp, so moving, so real, and so good, you want to press it into everyone’s hands and say, Read this! READ THIS!” —Courtney Summers, author of Cracked Up to Be and This is Not a Test

Winner of the ALA Stonewall Book Award (Young Adult, 2014)
A 2014 IPPY Award Silver Medalist (GLBT Fiction)
A 2014 YALSA Top Ten Popular Paperback
A 2013 ALA Rainbow List Top Ten Title
Finalist for Foreword’s Best Book of the Year for Young Adult Fiction
Lambda Literary Award finalist for LGBT Children’s/Young Adult”

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