In celebration of Take Your Kids To Work Day, we invited Yves Saint Croissant to read a few stories to Yelp employees and their little ones. Yves is a longtime member of the Drag Queen Story Hour, which was started in 2015 by author and activist Michelle Tea and a handful of Queens in San Francisco. The goal of this group is to inspire a love of reading, while teaching deeper lessons on diversity, self-love, and an appreciation of others. They aim to instill the imagination and play of gender fluidity and give kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
Here’s a brief snapshot of the event: Drag Queen Story Hour at Yelp.
Additionally, our Yelp Parents group recommended a list of inclusive children’s books (see list below). We raffled off several copies, and the response has been great. One parent received a copy of The Camping Trip, and they said “Our daughter is just starting to read, and this book was perfect for her age; she read it more than 10 times over the weekend.” Another parent told us that their daughter loved All Are Welcome – “She’s pointing out all the kids in the poster that look like her and her schoolmates!”
Yelp Parents’ inclusive children’s book recommendations: