Date and Time
Sunday Jun 25, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
June 25, 2023
Froehlich's Kitchen and Pantry
19 N Elm St
Three Oaks, MI 49128
Save the date for our second annual Harbor Country Heart's Party.. This fundraising event is hosted by the OutCenter in Southwest Michigan. Featuring special guest Chasten Buttigieg!
The young adult adaptation of the moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of a former presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town.
I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
(FOR YOUNG ADULTS) BY CHASTEN BUTTIGIEG
Atheneum Books for Young Readers is honored to publish the young adult edition of Chasten Buttigieg’s acclaimed and New York Times bestselling memoir I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU. On sale May 16, 2023, this YA adaptation is for anyone who's felt like a fish out of water and will give readers courage and inspiration to forge their own path to acceptance in the face of all obstacles. Over the past several years, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on the national stage, having left his classroom to travel cross-country in support of his husband, former mayor Pete Buttigieg. Through Chasten’s joyful, witty social media posts, the public has gained a behind-the-scenes look at his life with Pete—moments that have resonated deeply with a large audience looking for a touch of humanity in their politics.
In this moving, uplifting memoir, Chasten recounts his journey to finding acceptance and self-love. He recalls his upbringing in a rural, conservative small town in Michigan, where he felt different from his hyper-masculine father and brothers. He tells the story of his coming out and how he’s healed from the painful responses and isolation. And with unflinching honesty, unflappable courage, and great warmth, Chasten Buttigieg relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his true self, while inspiring young
people across the nation to do the same. Featuring a new foreword by Academy Award-winning actress, dancer, and singer Ariana DeBose, this edition has been completely rewritten by Buttigieg to focus more specifically on his younger years. He highlights the joy of finding self-love and acceptance, support from others, and how to pass the torch and support to younger generations. He explores the support systems he's built along the way in order to turn that advocacy outward, encouraging young readers not
only to be seen but to be active in seeking acceptance and representation. Additional new materials for this edition include a glossary, reflection questions, and a selection of black-and-white photos.
As a former educator, Buttigieg is perfectly poised to speak directly to kids without talking down to them. His greatest goal is to show young readers that they are not alone, and this is especially true for young queer kids who feel isolated or unworthy of love. His story not only provides a mirror to so many young children
struggling with their identity, but a path towards hope and healing. CHASTEN GLEZMAN BUTTIGIEG (he/him/his) grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He is a teacher, advocate, and husband of former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Chasten currently lives with Pete; their two children, Gus and Penelope; and their two rescue dogs, Buddy and Truman, in Northern Michigan. I Have Something to Tell
You—For Young Adults is his second book.