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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

Title

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story

Publisher

Dutton Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780525428848

Pages

200 pages

Genre

realism

Format

play

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Larger-than-life Tiny Cooper finally gets to tell his story, from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex-boyfriends, in the form of a musical he wrote.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay; gay teenager; same-sex relationships

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male; lesbian female

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth, 2015
Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ for Youth, 2015
Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2015 Young Adult

Keywords

musical; high school; ex-boyfriends; romance; life story

Diversity Impact

direct

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story


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