Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Publish Date: October 2012
Pages: 271
Price: $9.99


Dimensions: 8 in. tall, 5.2 in. wide, 0.7 in. thick
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 0738732516
Accelerated Reader ®
Quiz#: 156907
Quiz Name: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Reading Level: 3.9
Interested Level: Upper Grade
Point Value: 8

Book Overview

"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.

Winner of the 2014 Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature.

Praise: "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

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2015 Green Mountain Book Award - Nominee (Grades 9-12)
2014 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - Nominee (Grades 9-12)
2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards - Silver Medal Winner (Gay/Lesbian Fiction)
2014 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee (Young Adult)
2014 Stonewall Book Award - Winner (Children/Young Adult)
2013 Lambda Literary Awards - Finalist (Children/Young Adult)
2012 IndieFab awards - Silver Medal Winner (Young Adult Fiction)