How the boogeyman became a poet
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New York : Katherine Tegen Books, [2024].
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First edition.
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9780063296008, 0063296004
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343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Published
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, [2024].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780063296008, 0063296004

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Poet, writer, and hip-hop educator Tony Keith Jr. makes his debut with a powerful YA memoir in verse, tracing his journey from being a closeted gay Black teen battling poverty, racism, and homophobia to becoming an openly gay first-generation college student who finds freedom in poetry. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, George M. Johnson, and Jacqueline Woodson.Tony dreams about life after high school, where his poetic voice can find freedom on the stage and page. But the Boogeyman has been following Tony since he was six years old. First, the Boogeyman was after his Blackness, but Tony has learned It knows more than that: Tony wants to be the first in his family to attend college, but there's no path to follow. He also has feelings for boys, desires that don't align with the script he thinks is set for him and his girlfriend, Blu. Despite a supportive network of family and friends, Tony doesn't breathe a word to anyone about his feelings. As he grapples with his sexuality and moves from high school to college, he struggles with loneliness while finding solace in gay chat rooms and writing poetry. But how do you find your poetic voice when you are hiding the most important parts of yourself? And how do you escape the Boogeyman when it's lurking inside you?

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Keith, A. R. (2024). How the boogeyman became a poet (First edition.). Katherine Tegen Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Keith, Anthony R.. 2024. How the Boogeyman Became a Poet. Katherine Tegen Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Keith, Anthony R.. How the Boogeyman Became a Poet Katherine Tegen Books, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Keith, Anthony R.. How the Boogeyman Became a Poet First edition., Katherine Tegen Books, 2024.

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