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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children (Paperback)

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A unique coming-of-age novel with identity intertwined with music. Gabe's journey to find himself is hindered by ignorance and violence, but ultimately he finds his people and himself. [sweet pea]

— From Beautiful Music for Ugly Children


"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. .

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738732510
ISBN-10: 0738732516
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: October 8th, 2012
Pages: 271
Language: English