Black Birch Books, the only private bookstore in Wasilla, is hosting what it calls a “fabulous and inclusive Drag Storytime” for young children.

According to an announcement for the June 10 event, “special guest readers will bring children’s books to life with charisma and style, making this a fun event for all ages! We can’t wait to see you there! Looking fabulous for the event is encouraged!”

The event is being coordinated with The Queen’s Guard – an LGBTQ activist group that is led by a biological woman who now identifies as a man.

“This event will be fun for anyone of any age, child or adult, to attend!,” a notice from the Queen’s Guard states. “They may be reading children’s books but, that’s part of the fun of storytime! This is a storytime like any other. We have special readers (kings and queens) who will be in drag for this one. We love supporting our community and we’re never shy about it.”

Drag shows for kids have been hotly debated, both in Alaska and across the country. Advocates say the events are an opportunity for children to explore their gender identity and, while being exposed to so-called “gender non-conforming” people. Opponents argue that encouraging young children and toddlers to question their sexuality only sows confusion in impressionable young minds.

The announcement for the Wasilla drag reading was posted less than two weeks after Palmer bookstore, Fireside Books, came under heavy criticism for distributing LGBTQ-themed literature to children at a Teeland Middle School book fair earlier this spring.

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Wasilla bookstore to host drag queen event for young kids

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • B says:

    Pedophilla. Ask not why children shouldn’t see drag queens; ask why drag queens crave an audience of children.

    • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

      Ask why performers like jugglers, clowns, and the Harlem Globetrotters crave an audience of children. Drag performers are doing a service that too few people seem to have time for: READING to children, and subsequently getting them interested in reading themselves. You don’t have to take your kids to the library if you think seeing someone dressed in a fantasy outfits might traumatize them, but not all parents feel as you do.

      • Bill says:

        What do you think teachers are doing!

      • dabigmoose says:

        Anyone who takes a child to this and something bad happens to that child during or after by anyone present. Everyone there should have felony charges aiding in a sexual assault of a child.

      • Aunt Sally says:

        Go be a groomer somewhere else, Chuck. Ah, never mind; I can from a brief search online see that you are actually somewhere else and that you’re a poof trying to normalize disgusting behavior. Just stay the hell away from kids, Chuck.

      • Trouser Bark says:

        Here’s one aspect, Chuck. Ask yourself if you got AIDS from a juggler, a clown, or a Harlem Globetrotter. Stop demanding greater opportunity to touch kids, Chuck.

      • Larry Wood says:

        I guess you like the idea that one or more of these trannies might be a pedophile? There is no requirement for a NCIS check on these people before they are allowed near small children. Outside, where checks were made, guys who had been ‘performing’ for the kids were convicted pedophiles. Further, is reading all that they do? If there is touching, letting the kids crawl over them, or other overt physical contact, that’s a pretty good sign that the attraction for them is the kids.

  • L says:

    When our family called months ago asking if this bookstore was a Christian bookstore, the owner indicated they were and were conservative.
    Unfortunately that was not the case. We arrived to be introduced to Dante the dog, named explicitly from Dante’s Inferno, a woman dressed as a witch, with skeletons and witchcraft and gothic art placed all over with heavy metal music playing in the background. She just wanted to get us in the door- and it worked. Our having believed her was clearly a total joke to her. Stay away from this place.

    • Lucinda says:

      Lordy L, what a snowflake you must be. This is weird. Ten bucks says you’re capable, experienced and strong in something in you life – raising kids, physical labor or management, but a goofy man in a silly woman’s costume gives you the vapors. I don’t get it.

      • FU says:

        Wrong! Not allowing sick pervs to live out their sexual fetish on children is the reason to object. Children’s innocence is to short as is, why give a pervert the chance to ruin it!

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        Drag queen performances are adult entertainment. That is why.
        “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
        Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight.”
        You can read the rest in Isaiah 5.

      • Tamra Nygaard says:

        Lordy Luci, what a pervert you must be! People objecting to perverts trying to sexualize young children give you the vapors. In this case, I DO get it.

      • Bill says:

        How many children have you raised? Just wondered.

      • Bob says:

        You are the sicko, among other things.

      • Tom says:

        Lucinda, why don’t you dress up like a freak of nature and go read to the squirrels at the park?

    • J says:

      Agreed. The owner tries to play off being a disabled vet but only is interested in spreading her own agenda vicariously by allowing these groups to peddle demonic influence, and now it’s directly to kids. Anyone who brings their child to this should be considered abusive.

  • Ty says:

    WHY Would any parent take their kids to this even?

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      They are clueless and want to be perceived as ‘edgy’. They believe that to be cool, and accepted, one must be woke and follow the deluded narrative. It is horribly sad that any parent would think this is ok. It is indeed adult entertainment.

  • Bob says:

    Looks like child abuse to me.

  • Mb says:

    If said content of the books being read during the story hour to adolescents resembles or incites pornography then that is against state and federal law and authorities must be called.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Thank you! I sure hope that some parents do make some calls! In the meanwhile, Fireside Books in Palmer and Black Birch Books in Wasilla need to be “Bud Lighted.” No more support for these book stores!

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        And if callers request “authorities “ to arrest the perverts, citizens will then realize they no longer have a system that works on their behalf

  • Nonya says:

    Leave our kids alone! I’ve never had issues with drag or the extremely rare trans but when they cross the line indoctrinate children… you’ve gone too far!

  • AK says:

    I believe that dress is satin and tulle, not lace.

  • Greg says:

    These so called drag queens are just people who have a mental disorder, any parent who would take the children to such a show should have there kids taken away and raised by a family with some morals. The book store that is hosting should be shut down for allowing the pedophiles to do a show like this for children. if you must do drag story reading then do it for adults only don’t involve the children. We should all say a pray for these people who think it is alright for these shows for children. Not ok Never Ok!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily says:

    These so called drag queens are just people who have a mental disorder, any parent who would take the children to such a show should have there kids taken away and raised by a family with some morals. The book store that is hosting should be shut down for allowing the pedophiles to do a show like this for children. if you must do drag story reading then do it for adults only don’t involve the children. We should all say a pray for these people who think it is alright for these shows for children. Not ok Never Ok!!!!!!!!!

    • Lucinda says:

      So you support massive governmental intrusions into our lives. Right?

      • B says:

        Chuck, there is a distinct line between
        jugglers, clowns,The Harlem GlobeTrotters and homosexual drag queens. Fact; The first three are entertainment the other is pedophilia.
        Portraying a false pretense to impressionable children is dishonest and dishonorable. And If a homosexual drag queen was really so interested in helping innocent children learn to read why portray being a fake woman, a comforting mother figure? If they want to impress little children with a book why not wear the costume of one of the book’s characters? Say maybe a cowboy, a fireman or Tom Thumb?
        Or why not just wear a Pendleton shirt, Carhartt jeans and winter boots. Normal attire for our winter weather? Why always a dress and high heels? Why always the transvestite? Unless the book is pornographic?
        Fact; This is pure unadulterated grooming, an introduction into body mutilation, delusional thinking and worse, AIDS.

      • B says:

        ? The laws are already in the books to keep homosexual pedophiles away from children.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        B, responding to your 3:42 am remark: exactly what I have been thinking all along! What happened to those laws? Are they still on the books?

  • Ceak says:

    I hear the line, “kids love dress up!” when people are defending these drag story times. The problem is, this isn’t Ms. Doubtfire reading an innocent story. It’s drag queens, adult entertainers who are clearly pushing an obvious agenda. It’s a way to get the kids comfortable with a perverted world. Adult drag events are fine, but kids don’t need to be included.

  • LJ says:

    Walk with your dollars….I’ve only been in there once, but never again.

    • DoneWithIt says:

      Boycott. Boycott. Boycott.
      Abortion, TransMania, the Alphabet Mafia, Climate Alarmism, DragShows – this “these” people’s religion.
      Never spend your money with Deviants and Perverts. I’ve frequented both of these bookstores – NEVER again.
      Just like Budweiser, Jack Daniel’s, Nike – Go Woke, Go Broke.

  • Andy says:

    Those of you who support drag shows, ask yourselves, did the children consent? No of course not, you groomer.

  • Lucinda says:

    I would like to see a factual, evidence-based statistical comparison between drag performers and Catholic priests regarding actual child molestation or sexual assault. Anyone have a lead?

    • Mike Alexander says:

      The drag queens are 100 percent groomers. Whereas,the priests more like ten percent at the most. annnnd I have never seen a priest wear makeup

  • Eleanor Currit says:

    Well, now I’m glad I couldn’t get this bookstore to carry my book. Absolute evil is rampant.

  • B says:

    Lucinda your rationale is profoundly flawed and indefensible. Child molestation by ANYONE is sick and perverted including being perpetrated by anyone in power such as homosexual/lesbian priests, school teachers, people such as drag queens, congressmen and senators etc. Your narrow mindedness speaks volumes.
    By definition Heterosexual males/females do not rape children. Therefore these acts are done by homosexuals and lesbians. DNA men having anal sex with DNA male adults is homosexuality. Adult DNA women having sex with same DNA adults is being a lesbian. Either having sex with lawfully defined underage male/female children is RAPE.
    So called “drag queen” events by homosexual DNA males parading to be females (mother figures) is a calculated move solely done upon vulnerable, innocent and impressionable infants and children (also some so called adults) to introduce possibly groom them into the homosexual/lesbian culture. Let’s examine some of the homosexual/lesbian narratives that are pushed today;
    Homosexual /lesbian rants and raves about DNA male human beings being able to become pregnant and give birth are flat out lies. Fact; current world population over 8 billion humans. ALL BORN OF DNA FEMALES IMPREGNATED BY DNA SPERM of the male human species. Prove this wrong. You cannot it is irrational thought and physically impossible.
    By being dressed up as a woman and portraying being a woman a drag queen falsely gives children the perception that they are female. They draw impressionable children into believing that of which is physically impossible. DNA men cannot be women/mother figures. These are false pretenses.
    Homosexual behavior is behavior that can not be sustained by homosexual actions. By definition Homosexual/lesbian sex cannot procreate. DNA men having anal sex with DNA men cannot reproduce, same with true DNA female sex with a true DNA female. Therefore they must convert vulnerable children into believing a false narrative, of a lifetime of chemical and physical body mutilations as well as mental confusion.
    As for the never ending and expanding alphabet soup group of sexes it is simple biology. You are either born DNA male or DNA female with one very small exception to the human physical population. Your DNA is proof positive of this. No matter how much body mutilating surgery you may have or how much makeup and male/female clothes you don, physically and mentally you will always be male and or female. Period. You may try to think differently but your DNA always speaks the truth.
    I for one refuse to be drawn into your thoughts of mental delusions of infinite sexes of they, them, and whatever BS.
    No doubt you are now over the top offended and will rant and rave and possibly threaten violence or? You will demand that sane, rational people stay away from your fake female, child grooming sessions. Assuredly we will.
    As a side, after all the progress over the last century of women’s rights including Title 9, I predict that real DNA biological females are beginning to finally wake up and become indignant with your portrayal of real DNA women. DNA Males parading as fake women robbing true DNA women of achievements in sports and business etc. is reprehensible and morally wrong. I believe a backlash of your own homosexual doing is fast approaching. I strongly encourage true DNA women of this country to stand up and take back control of their sports, lives and legal rights and put a stop to this insanity.
    Boycott, boycott, boycott. Protest, protest, protest. Do not participate in any sports or activities that include fake DNA females. Boycott. Take courage. Remember go woke go broke. You can change this injustice. It will require sacrifice but it will be well worth it and won’t take long. Think starting a new sports organization etc.
    Now to sum up if you still are predisposed to use your infinite definition of pronouns, please, when engaging the rational thinking people of the world, you may address us with our desired pronouns of Sir or Ma’am. And some other of your pronoun definitions you may have that we may also accept are “You Are Right and I am wrong!”

    • Lucinda says:

      B: kinda lost me at “By definition Heterosexual males/females do not rape children.”

  • George says:

    Are they gonna read “Heather Has Two Daddies & One Looks Like a Slutty Mommy”?

  • Mongo Love Candy says:

    Who owns this place? They deserve to hear from the public and the Police.

  • Murry says:

    “Looking fabulous for the event is encouraged,” says the promo. Is that a suggestion that the kids arrive in cross-dress regalia? If so, doesn’t that clearly make the event some kind of child abuse, perpetrated by the library AND the parents?

  • D. Smith says:

    I had this book store in my “places to go” on Google Maps. It is now deleted. Never giving them a dime now.

  • David says:

    A parent who takes their child to these things has mental issues.

  • Concerned in Ak says:

    I posted this on Twitter as an alert to parents in mat-su and I was attacked like crazy from the groomers, a lot of them in Alaska. I know it’s their typical reaction, they said all the talking points at me lol
    I’m glad to read these comments and know I’m not alone in feeling this is an issue that we should be concerned about. Its very disturbing and spreading like wildfire across our country, the sexualization of our kids stops when we stop it.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Twitter is full of paid lefties whose job is to make you feel insignificant, alone and totally misunderstanding the issue. If you get hit immediately by a massive amount of negative comments (300? More, maybe some less), count on the majority of those being the paid minions working for the demons.

    • Aunt Sally says:

      You’ll note above that some unhinged freak by the name of Chuck Anziulewicz has seen fit to weigh in with a textbook false equivalence fallacy in a shabby effort to advance their sick agenda and we can find from a quick search that he’s evidently a degenerate from WV who’s also been spamming MRAK with his trash.
      They’re organized but they’re hardly as ubiquitous and they’d like to have decent and normal folks believe.

  • Richard H Russell says:

    Every used book store I’ve ever visited gves a credit for books that can then be used to purchase books in the store. The one time I visited this store (with a bunch of books to leave in trade), I was told that they only take books as “donations”. Haven’t been back.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Sounds like their advertisement is baiting people in. Maybe better business bureau should be contacted about their way of luring customers in.

  • Andrea says:

    I loved how the Mat-Su Valley took a strong stance against the Covid mandates. Let’s see that same stance with child grooming. Rise up parents who are concerned about your children’s welfare!! If not you, who??

  • Teena says:

    Why do these people feel they must shove their perversions down everyone’s throats in an effort to “be just like everyone else”? They are NOT just like everyone else, they are an extremely small fraction of the population with major psychological problems and they are trying to make kids think they are normal. They can’t convince normal adults because these people are not normal, so they prey on the innocent (the very young) in hopes of making themselves normal. If these people were normal, we’d all be perverts.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Interesting interview with Mari Emmanuel, Bishop of the Australian Ancient Assyrian Church of the East talking about the LGBTQ narrative and the human identity.

  • Fieldhand says:

    Another provocation by the insane left. These people are not happy unless they can stick it in your face to upset the “normal” people.

    • Lucinda says:

      You Christians like to stick your religion in my face. It is on our money, it’s at public meetings, it infects rational decisions.

      • Josiah says:

        How can you bash religion and appeal to rationality in the same breath? Logic is the basis of rationality, and logic is intrinsically theistic. Without a God there is no authority presiding over the authenticity of the truth or marking it as absolute. The fundamental postulate of radical individualism similarly modern leftism, is that every man is God unto himself, ascribing truth as he sees fit (thus the LGBT hysteria). You can’t appeal to logic and wallow in relatively simultaneously

  • Jen says:

    More reason why Alaska parents Must Read to their own kids before someone else does! Wasilla parents and grandparents can counter protest. They can schedule their own story time hour in home or at an outdoor quiet place with books you approve. Let’s see if Wasilla will give the same response Soldotna gave a little turn-out. If Wasilla is lucky no kids will show up unless the kid is the owner’s.

  • Mark says:

    The drag queens have there day, now bring in the other (real) women dancers. It’s only fair the children get to see both sides.

  • Jen says:

    Where is former Governor Palin when this story time was taking place in her hometown? Voters think about why our leader’s only show their face when they choose to run for office instead of being out and about doing the community work and peddling their influence. You know, before that last election, Peltola, Palin, and Begich didn’t do anything while Alaskans were being bombarded by RCV campaigning, while months later leaders were gearing up their campaigns for office. That’s Alaska’s problem – we elect leaders who care about the elected office glory without caring to do the grunt work of a community. Think about that – the leaders Alaska has been electing are only in it for their glory. As soon as their office tenure comes to an end they stop working for the people. That’s like a pastor who pastored a church for years and retires elsewhere leaving the flock he led. I’m sorry, if you are a leader or influencer, until he’s in the grave, his work is to protect, defend, and support his community. It doesn’t end only because the job title ended.