Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Flux, an imprint of Llewlly Worldwide
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; girl to boy; transgender child
Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school.
mother and father
Rainbow List,2013 American Library Association; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults,2013 American Library Association; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,2014 YALSA-ALA; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee Indiana; Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award, Fall, 2015; Nominee New Hampshire; Green Mountain Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee Vermont; South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee South Carolina; Lambda Literary Award, 2013 Finalist United States; Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2014 Winner United States; Stonewall Book Award, 2014 Winner United States
music; radio show; disc jockey; high school; love
Cronn-Mills, Kristin, "Beautiful Music for Ugly Children" (2012). DIVerse Families. 52.