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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Title

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Publisher

Flux, an imprint of Llewlly Worldwide

Pages

271 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780738732510

Genre

realism

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; girl to boy; transgender child

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

transgender boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

girl/girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

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

Keywords

music; radio show; disc jockey; high school; love

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

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