Sometimes, revenge is best served with paperback.
A bookstore in Denver has delivered the perfect response to critics after its Pride Month 'Drag Queen Story Time' event was disrupted by vandals last week.
Publishing an extensive blog post, BookBar answered a number of questions they've received about the event, managing to tie-in some relevant reading suggestions along the way.
"After our Drag Queen Storytime was targeted by white supremacists this week, we received an outpouring of support and kindness from our community," the blog post reads.
"We also received some negative comments via phone messages, email, social media, and in response to the news reporting of the incidents. We took the time to answer your questions and reply to your comments. We’re including some book recommendations because we are booksellers and Just. Can’t. Help. Ourselves."
A mixture of adult and children's books, the store's recommendations include:Just Add Glitter by Angela Di’Terlizzi, How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Ranki, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de al Peña and It’s Okay the be Different by Todd Parr.
The post went on to answer questions about tax dollars, pronouns, sexualising young children and whether or not drag queens are pedophiles.
“It’s a very popular community event,” store owner Nicole Sullivan said of Drag Queen Story Time., which is hosted by local drag queen Shirley Delta Blow.
“She [Delta Blow] comes and she reads stories to children about being inclusive, being who you want to be, being who you are and not being afraid of that, and being able to dress up fabulously whenever you feel like it.”
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