Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

written by Kirstin Cronn-Mills, published by Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.

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Gabe has a local community radio program and is worried his listeners will discover he is transgender. Turning to music and an unlikely friend for support, he must reconcile himself and the world around him in “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children,” Kirsten Cronn-Mills second novel.

Awards Won

Title Year
Stonewall Book Award Seal. A gray circle with the words "Stonewall Book Award" printed in black text. Within the gray circle, a black triangle is centered with the text "American Library Association" printed in white. Within the black triangle, an open book with a small pink off-center circle is seen. Stonewall Book Awards - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award

The Stonewall Book Awards are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the LGBTQIA+ experience.

2014 - Winner(s)