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Gender Critical Story Time: Many Moons

Gender Critical Story Time: Many Moons

The inaugural edition

During my weekly Twitter space last night, I read the book Many Moons by James Thurbur as an example of how to push back against drag queens in libraries and schoolhouse indoctrination with tales of embodiment and growth.

Published in 1943, this classic children’s story is richly illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. It tells the story of a king, his beloved daughter Lenore, and his “wise men” failing to understand the real needs of a little girl. An avid listener also read a version of the classic Little Red Riding Hood. Donovan Cleckley had a few observations to add.

If you would like to read a story — new, old, borrowed, or stolen — for Gender Critical Story Hour, please contact me on Twitter. All my spaces are scheduled for 8 PM central time on Wednesday evenings.

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