'It's okay to be you' - Storytime Rhymes by Mike Gauss

by ABC11 Akilah Davis
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:05PM


RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Drag Queen Story Hour continues to capture the imagination and hearts of children in its audience. The books being read have a significant meaning to narrator Kiara Mel.

"Growing up younger and just being yourself at times when it was out of the status quo was viewed very negatively," said Mel.


The children inside the LGBT Center of Raleigh are enthusiastic as books from the Storytime Rhymes collection are read aloud. The author, Mike Gauss, told ABC11 they are intended to be as inclusive as possible. The characters are dressed in a t-shirt and jeans with medium length hair....