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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

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; 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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