Robert Hoge - Ugly

Staff Pick

With this account of his early years, Robert Hoge, born with a facial tumor, deformed legs, and bent toes, has created an inspirational and frank memoir. Subjected to numerous and life-threatening surgeries to create a “friend-friendly face,” he is invariably viewed as Ugly (Viking, $16.99)—and people see his perceived ugliness as a reason to doubt his intelligence and abilities. Told with honesty and humor through accessible prose and Keith Robinson’s black-and-white illustrations, this is the story of an ordinary life with extraordinary obstacles. Ultimately, the young Hoge stops believing that there is something missing or wrong about him and accepts ownership of who he is. Ages 9-12.

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ISBN: 9780425287750
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016