Drag Queen Story Hour Puts the Rainbow in Reading

Neon camouflage bodysuits, tutus and patent leather boots. Heated debates about dresses and ice cream flavors. It’s all in a day’s work at the New York Public Library.

Story hour, long a mommy-and-me staple, had never looked so colorful.She stood well over six feet tall, the reader at the Hudson Park branch of the New York Public Library in Greenwich Village, her height aided by six-inch heels on purple patent leather boots. Her outfit was an oxymoronic neon camouflage bodysuit and a purple tutu. A tuft of fuchsia hair curled from under a spandex headdress with fabric-covered cylinders lined up in a row, like a Keith Haring-inspired Mohawk.As she entered, t...